Four move one step close to Shinnecock Hills
Four players will move one step close to the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club after surviving the Local Qualifier at Glen Oaks Country Club on Monday.
Professional Sean McCarty was medalist with an impressive 67 (-4) on the day.
“I drove the ball good today,” McCarty said. “I kept it in play and out here you have to stay below the hole. The greens were slippery, you had to be careful. The rough was thick. If you weren’t driving it well, you’d have a long day. It was a great day to play with the wind being down.”
McCarty’s round included five birdies and just a lone bogey, which he admitted was due to a three putt.
“I only did that once,” McCarty said. “Which is good out here with those slick greens.”
Amateur Dennis Bull, who turned in 32 (-3) on the front nine, played even on the way in to grab a spot into the Sectional Qualifier with a 68 (-3). Also qualifying into Sectionals were amateur Lucas Scherf and professional Zach Steffen, both shooting 69 (-2) on the day.
Andrew Huseman will be 1st Alternate after posting 71 (E), while Jake Marvelli, 72 (+1), won a four-way playoff on the first playoff hole to secure the 2nd Alternate spot.
Fisher qualifies in Omaha
In a Local Qualifier held in Omaha, NE, Darin Fisher (Albia) qualified into sectionals. The qualifier was administered by the Nebraska Golf Association on May 17. Read more about Fisher by clicking here.