Open Qualifying Time – Those Weekend Golf Guys

Open Qualifying Time

Local Golfers Have Two Close Course Options

Local Kentuckiana golfers have 2 courses close that are hosting US Open qualifying this year. Kearney Hills in Lexington is the only Kentucky course option while Maketewah C.C. in Cincinnati is one of the choices in Ohio .

Last year, 17 players advanced through local and final qualifying to the 156-player U.S. Open Championship field at Pebble Beach. Of those 17, four players made the 36-hole cut. Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to win the U.S. Open after qualifying through both local and final play.

Several U.S. Open champions have advanced to the championship through both local and final qualifying at some point in their careers, including Gary Woodland, Lucas Glover, David Graham, Lou Graham, Hale Irwin, Tony Jacklin, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller, Corey Pavin, Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino and Fuzzy Zoeller. In 2009, Woodland tied for 47th at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course after advancing through both stages.

To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.

There are 14 local qualifying sites in California, the most of any state. Florida will host 13 local qualifiers, while Texas has six sites, one of which is to be determined.

Online player registration for the 2020 U.S. Open will begin in the first week of March (

See a complete list of qualifying Sites here

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