Marathon day includes tournaments in Florida, Georgia and Canada
The longest day in golf starts at sunrise Monday from Boynton Beach to the Pacific Northwest and from Georgia to Canada.
The United States Golf Association is conducting 10 36-hole sectional qualifiers to fill the last 62 spots at the Open June 15-18 at the Los Angeles Country Club. The Florida sectional will be at the Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach and the Georgia sectional is the Hawks Ridge Golf Club at the Ball Ground.
Three sectionals have already been held, in Dallas, England and Japan. Among the qualifiers were Sergio Garcia (Dallas), Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) and Ross Fisher (England).
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Golf Channel will broadcast all-day coverage of the sectionals from 7 to 9 am, noon to 2 pm and 6 pm to midnight. Fans can also follow him on social media @usopengolf.
Here’s a summary of the sections and a live scoring link for each one. The number of classifieds in each section will be determined on Monday morning before the first hours of departure.
Pine Tree Golf Club, Boynton Beach (53 players)
Veterans: LIV Golf members Carlos Ortiz and Matthew Wolff. Wolff was runner-up at the 2020 US Open to Bryson DeChambeau in Winged Foot.
Go Gators: NCAA singles champion Fred Biondi of Tampa is on the field, fresh off the UF national championship last week.
Area players: Julian Suri (Bartram Trail) and Brandon Mancheno (Mandarin), former Times-Union High School Player of the Year, plus former JU Colin Monagle (Bishop Kenny) and current UNF player Lance Yates.
Bloodlines: Cameron Kuchar, the 15-year-old son of 2012 Players champion Matt Kuchar; and Cristian DiMarco, son of former Gator player and three-time Tour winner Chris DiMarco. DiMarco, a former All-AAC player at South Florida, plays left-handed and kicks with his right foot.
Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Georgia (45 players)
Veterans: 2011 FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas, two-time PGA Tour winner Ted Potter Jr., and former Georgia Tech player Roberto Castro, who once shared the 18-hole scoring record for The Players Championship.
Players from the area: Patton Kizzire of St. Simons Island, Georgia, a two-time PGA Tour winner.
Sarge on the field: Amateur players include rising Vanderbilt junior Gordon Sargent, the SEC player of the year and 2022 NCAA individual champion. He also won The Hayt in February by a record score and a margin of victory.
Brookside Golf & Country Club, The Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio (120 players)
Veterans: The biggest qualifier, the day after the final round at The Memorial, includes major champions Lucas Glover, Stewart Cink and Geoff Ogilvy, and previous PGA Tour winners Luke Donald, Kevin Kisner and Emiliano Grillo.
Area players: Zach Johnson, two-time Major Champion and US Ryder Cup captain, UNF’s Nick Gabrelcik, three-time ASUN Player of the Year, Michael Mattiace, former UNF player, Tyson Alexander, Davis Thompson , Lanto Griffin, Sam Ryder and David Lingmerth. Griffin tied for the medal table at the Columbus sectional last year with Chan Kim.
Cink went short: Cink set the all-time US Open sectional scoring record in 2003 at Brookside and The Lakes with rounds of 62-61–123.
Bloodlines: Eric Cole’s mother, Laura Baugh, played in 14 women’s US Opens. She is a teacher in Palencia.
Lambton Golf & Country Club, Toronto (32 players)
Veterans: It could be the Harry and Harry Show: England’s Harry Hall, who participated in last week’s Schwab Challenge and Harry Higgs, who tied for fourth at the PGA and 14th at the Masters in 2022. They will also play Ryan. Armour, Maverick McNealy and Richy Werenski.
Area players: Jonas Blixt and Carl Yuan from Ponte Vedra Beach. Blixt was a medalist last year in a section in Ontario.
Party on the block: Michael Block, the low club pro in the PGA Championship with a tie for 15th place, has played in two US Opens, 2007 and 2018. His son is trying to qualify in Los Angeles.
PGA Tour U Valedictorian: Ludvig Aberg of Sweden earned his PGA Tour card by finishing atop the PGA Tour University rankings for college seniors. He is also the recipient of the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s top college golfer for the second year in a row and was the NCAA Norman and Big 12 regional champion.
Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles (90 players)
Veterans: Brendan Steele, who played college golf at nearby UC-Riverside, has won three times on the PGA Tour and his current stop at LIV Golf is his fifth professional tour. He is going for his sixth US Open. Also playing are other LIV Golf members, Matt Jones and Charley Hoffman.
Backing the boss: Tom Gardner has played on the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour in the past, but his current job is director of golf at the Los Angeles Country Club, site of this year’s Open.
Youth is served: England’s Barclay Brown led Stanford to the Pac-12 title this season. … Adriel Abaoag, 16, of Burbank, California, is a junior at John Burroughs High School … Dylan Block, 18, of Mission Viejo, is the son of Michael Block. … Ian Gilligan, 20, of Reno, Nev., overcame a battle with anaplastic large cell lymphoma that included seven rounds of chemotherapy at age 15. He was the Big West Conference player of the year at Long Beach State and won the conference singles title. … Jaden Soong, 13, of Burbank, is a seventh grader at Thomas Starr King High School. … Preston Summerhays, 20, of Scottsdale, Ariz., a first-team All-Pac-12 at Arizona State and 2019 US junior champion. He is the son of former PGA Tour player Boyd, the nephew of the PGA Tour player Daniel and Bruce’s great-nephew, who won three PGA Tour Champions events. His younger sister, Grace, qualified for the 2023 US Women’s Open in Pebble Beach on May 30.
Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Maryland (60 players)
Veterans: LIV Golf members Marc Leishman and Sebastian Muñoz, plus Joseph Bramlett.
Think about this: Former Wake Forest player Evan Beck, 32, is an analyst for an investment group. In 2022, he won the Virginia State Golf Association Eastern Amateur and Mid-Amateur, while also reaching the semifinals of the US Amateur Four-Ball and the Round of 32 at the US Mid-Amateur. At the other end of the age spectrum is Wake Forest junior Michael Brennan, a three-time All-ACC player and the first Demon Deacon to win the ACC singles title since Webb Simpson in 2008.
Canoe Brook Country Club, Summit, NJ (67 players)
Veterans: Three-time PGA Tour winner Jim Herman has won on three professional tours.
Area players: Former JU player Raúl Pereda has already had an eventful spring. He competed in the PGA Tour’s Mexico Open in his home country and recorded the longest hole on the Tour so far this season, tying Michael Mattiace for second in a local qualifier.
Amateur Veterans: This section is packed with amateurs or career professionals who have regained their amateur status, led by former US Mid-Amateur Champions Stewart Hagestad and Michael Parziale, a former firefighter who celebrates his birthday on Monday. Also playing are Raymond Floyd Jr., son of World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd, Cody Paladino, 2007 US Amateur Public Links runner-up, and Dan Walters, former Rollins College player and 2006 Sunshine State winner. The conference.
Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, North Carolina (78 players)
Veterans: Past PGA Tour players on the course include North Carolina native Harold Varner III, who won his first LIV Golf title two weeks ago, Chesson Hadley, Spencer Levin, Bo Van Pelt and Scott Gutschewski.
Area players: Doc Redman of Ponte Vedra Beach, Jared Wolfe of Nocatee, Cody Blick of Jacksonville, Sam Saunders of Atlantic Beach, and Paul Peterson and Parker Gillam of St. Simons Island, Ga.
Springfield (Ohio) Country Club (78 players)
veterans; Beau Hossler, Nick Hardy, Ryan Brehm, Scott Piercy, Taylor Pendrith, Troy Merritt, Robert Garrigus, Brian Stuard.
Mack Attack: Will also try to qualify mini-tour and Professional Golf Association Advocates legend Willie Mack III. The former Bethune-Cookman player has won three APGA events in 2022, has more than 70 mini-tour victories and has won the past two APGA Billy Horschel Invitationals.
Tacoma Country & Golf Club, Lakewood, Washington (55 players)
Amateur Hour: There are 27 fans on the course, nearly half the total, and this is the only section without a PGA Tour winner on the course. The pro with the best street reputation is Korn Ferry Tour player Joe Highsmith, who finished fourth in Panama this season.