U.S. Open sectional qualifying scores

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 4, 2013, 3:58 pm

Results from the 11 U.S. Open sectional qualifying sites. The 57 qualifiers will compete in the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., June 13-16.

(a)=amateur

Old Oaks Country Club/Century Country Club

Purchase, N.Y. – 79 players for four spots           

Jesse Smith, Dover, N.H. - 70-67--137

Geoffrey Sisk, Marshfield, Mass. - 68-69—137

(a) Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. - 70-67--137

Jim Herman, Palm City, Fla. - 70-68—138


Springfield Country Club

Springfield, Ohio – 39 players for two spots

Brian Stuard, Jackson, Mich. - 65-64--129

Brandon Brown, Shelbyville, Ky. - 70-65--135


Hawks Ridge Golf Club

Ball Ground, Ga. – 51 players for three spots

Ryan Nelson, Charleston, S.C. - 68-65--133

(a) Michael Kim, Del Mar, Calif. - 67-66--133

(a) Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C. - 69-66--135


Ritz-Carlton Members Club

Bradenton, Fla. – 56 players for three spots

(a) Kevin Phelan, Republic of Ireland - 65-70--135

John Hahn, Hudson, Ohio - 65-71--136

John Nieporte, Boca Raton, Fla. - 71-66--137


Woodmont Country Club (North and South Courses)

Rockville, Md. – 122 players for eight spots

Russell Knox, Scotland - 65S-67N--132

Randall Hutchison, Traverse City, Mich. - 65S-67N--132

Adam Hadwin, Canada - 65S-67N--132

Ryan Sullivan, Winston Salem, N.C. - 61S-73N--134

Matt Harmon, Grand Rapids, Mich. - 70N-65S--135

Mathew Goggin, Australia - 65S-70N--135

Cliff Kresge, Heathrow, Fla. - 66S-69N—135

Matt Bettencourt, Spartanburg, S.C. - 70N-66S—136


Brookside Golf and Country Club/The Lakes Golf and Country Club

Columbus, Ohio – 120 players for 15 spots

Charley Hoffman, San Diego, Calif. - 65L-68B--133

Nicholas Thompson, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - 68B-66L--134

Robert Karlsson, Sweden - 66L-68B--134

Josh Teater, Lexington, Ky. - 63L-71B--134

David Hearn, Brantford, ON - 69L-65B--134

Brandt Jobe, Westlake, Texas - 68B-67L--135

Brendan Steele, Irvine, Calif. - 67B-68L--135

David Lingmerth, Sweden - 70L-65B--135

Douglas Labelle II, Mount Pleasant, Mich. - 64L-72B--136

Ted Potter Jr., Silver Springs, Fla. - 69B-67L--136

Aaron Baddeley, Australia - 67B-69L--136

Justin Hicks, Wyandotte, Mich. - 66L-70B--136

Sang Moon Bae, Republic of Korea - 64L-72B--136

Rory Sabbatini, South Africa - 66L-70B--136

Lukas Guthrie, Quincy, Ill. - 67B-69L--136


Colonial Country Club (North and South Courses)

Memphis, Tenn. – 112 players for nine spots

Kevin Sutherland, Sacramento, Calif. - 66N-67S--133

Jerry Kelly, Madison, Wis. - 67S-67N--134

Shawn Stefani, Baytown, Texas - 68S-66N--134

Morgan Hoffmann, Jupiter, Fla. - 69S-68N--137

Joe Ogilvie, Austin, Texas - 69S-68N--137

Brandon Crick, McCook, Neb. - 70S-68N--138

Scott Langley, Manchester, Mo. - 71S-67N--138

 Alistair Presnell, Australia - 71S-68N--139

Andrew Svoboda, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - 66N-73S--139


Old Warson Country Club

St. Louis – 41 players for two spots

Jay Don Blake, St George, Utah - 71-68--139

Mackenzie Hughes, Charlotte, N.C. - 72-70--142


Lakewood Country Club

Dallas – 68 players for four spots

Matt Weibring, Dallas, Texas - 70-64--134

Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas - 67-67--134

Edward Loar, Dallas, Texas - 70-64--134

Zack Fischer, Wake Village, Texas - 67-68--135


Tumble Creek Club

Cle Elum, Wash. – 34 players for two spots

Wil Collins, Albuquerque, N.M. - 70-68--138

(a) Cheng-Tsung Pan, Sammamish, Wash. - 69-70--139


Big Canyon Country Club/Newport Beach Country Club

Newport Beach, Calif. – 102 players for five spots

Bio Kim, Pasadena, Calif. - 62NB-71BC--133

Steven Alker, Fountain Hills, Ariz. - 69BC-68NB--137

Roger Tambellini, Scottsdale, Ariz. - 69NB-68BC--137

(a) Max Homa, Valencia, Calif. - 66NB-72BC--138

(a) Cory McElyea, Santa Cruz, Calif. - 69NB-69BC--138

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Watch: Highlights from Tiger's first round at East Lake

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Tiger Woods is back at the season-ending Tour Championship for the first time since 2013, and he provided the fans in Atlanta with some highlights on the first day of competition.

Still looking for his first win of the year after coming close on numerous occasions, Woods started the day off by splitting the fairway on the first hole with the driver, not even bothering to watch his ball land.

Despite the picture-perfect opening tee shot, Woods would go on to bogey the first hole, but he rebounded with back-to-back birdies on 5 and 6, making putts from 26 and 15 feet.

Tiger's best shot on the front nine came on the par-4 seventh hole after he found the pine straw behind a tree with his drive. The 14-time major champ punched one under the tree limbs and onto the green, then calmly two-putted for par from about 40 feet en route to a front-side 1-under 34.

Woods added two more birdies on the par-4 12th and 14th holes, rolling in putts of 3 feet and 7 feet after a couple of great looking approach shots.

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Garcia (66) peaking for Ryder Cup?

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Sergio Garcia might be finding his form just in time to terrorize the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Garcia made seven birdies during an opening round of 5-under 66 to sit just two shots off the early lead at the European Tour’s Portugal Masters.

It was Garcia’s fifth consecutive round of par or better, a stretch that includes rounds of 66-65-67-70-66. That solid play at the Wyndham Championship wasn’t enough to extend his PGA Tour season – he didn’t qualify for the FedExCup playoffs – but the Spaniard is starting to round into form with the Ryder Cup on deck.


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A few weeks ago he was a controversial selection by European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. After missing the cut in all four majors, Garcia could have been left at home in favor of such players as Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matt Wallace (a three-time winner this season who, once again, is at the top of the leaderboard in Portugal), Matt Fitzpatrick or Thomas Pieters. But Bjorn tabbed Garcia, noting his Ryder Cup experience, his sterling foursomes record and his influence in the team room. If Phil Mickelson is the U.S. player under the most pressure to perform in Paris, all eyes will be on Garcia next week – especially since it could be one of his final opportunities to wear a European uniform, as he’ll be 40 for the 2020 matches.

Garcia’s 66 matched his lowest opening round of the year and puts him in position to secure just his second top-10 since March.

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Watch: 100mph storm destroys tent at St. Andrews

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The Old Course at St. Andrews has endured all sorts of wacky weather over the years, but things ratcheted up a notch this week with the arrival of Storm Ali.

The first named storm of the season struck Wednesday, bringing 100 mph gusts, killing two people and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power in parts of Ireland, Scotland and England.

According to the Courier no one was injured in the St. Andrews area, but a video posted from the home of golf shows just how powerful the storm was as wind absolutely destroyed one of the hospitality tents set up in advance of the Dunhill Links Championship:

While plenty of clean-up is sure to be needed, officials say the Dunhill Links, which also be conducted at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, will go on as scheduled October 4-7.