Lawrence, McCarty, Lindwall move on from U.S. Open Local at DCC
Davenport Country Club didn’t give up much during Monday’s U.S. Open Local Qualifier. Only four players were able to shoot par or better, with David Lawrence, of Moline, IL, being the only player to break par to earn medalist honors.
“I thought anything around par was going to be a great score today,” Lawrence said. “I really thought par was 72 today, especially with the wind directions and hole locations. I made a nice, solid par on #1 which is a good way to get your day going. It’s a tough hole. I had a tap in birdie on #2 and slid one in on #4. When you see a couple go in and your pace is good it really sets the tone for the day nicely.”
Being from the Quad Cities area Lawrence admitted it was nice to be close to home for the qualifier and felt like he knew, to some degree, what to expect at Davenport CC.
“I have played out here occasionally over the years, but the course has changed over that time too,” Lawrence said. “I have only played it a couple times over the last three years or so. I am a huge fan of the course.”
The final two qualifying spots into U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying went to (pictured left) Sean McCarty, of Solon, and Frank Lindwall, of Cedar Rapids, via a three-way playoff along with Charles Jahn (1st Alternate), of Sperry, who all finished at 70 (E). Second alternate went to Broc Everett who posted 71 (+1).