79 Players with MLGT experience have advanced to Sectionals, The FINAL Stage of US OPEN Qualifiying
They will be joined by Tour players already exempt into sectionals
Thursday, May 23, 2019

This year the US OPEN is being held at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The National Championship will be played June 10-16, 2019.

The process of determining the field of 156 players begins with 8,602 entrants and proceeds through two stages of qualifying, local and sectional. Players who survive qualifying have a chance to play in a Major Championship, with the biggest names in golf.

This years local qualifying was held at 110 sites across the country between April 29 and May 13. Each local qualifier consisted of 18 holes, with several players, determined by the size of the field, advancing to sectional qualifying.

79 players with MLGT experience will be playing in this years sectional qualifying because they had 18 holes to go low or go home, and they went low.

This year there are 12 sectional sites - 9 in the U.S., one in England, one in Canada, and one in Japan. The international qualifiers take place on May 27 and June 3, while the U.S. qualifiers are on May 20 and June 3. Played over 36 holes in one day, sectional qualifying is a test of skill and endurance, with only a handful of available spots at each site. The actual number of qualifying spots is determined by the quality and quantity of the field at each location.

Congratulations to the 82 players listed below who have advanced to the 36 hole final. Play well!! Back in 2008, 27 time MLGT winner Justin Hicks got into sectionals as an alternate, then went on to lead the US OPEN!

Patrick Cover - Cornelius, NC (Medalist)
Kirk Thomas II - Bossier City, LA (Alternate)
Yohan Benson - Montreal, Quebec (Alternate)
Matt Oshrine - Baltimore, MD (Medalist)
David Kocher - Charlotte, NC (Alternate)
Joey Lane - Great Falls, VA (Alternate)
Garrett Engle (a) - East Rockway, NJ
Justin Hicks - Grosse Ile, MI (Medalist)
Max Buckley - Rye, NY
Gary Nicklaus - Jupiter, FL
Peyton White - Charlotte, NC
Randy Leen - Dayton, OH (Alternate)
Ryan McCormick - Middletown, NJ
Peter Ballo - Stamford, CT
Collin Neeman - Columbia, IL
Eric Cole - Orlando, FL (Medalist)
Will Evans - Charleston, WV (Alternate)
Chris Houston - Gilford, NH (Medalist)
Eric Dietrich - Cheshire, CT
Billy Walthouse - Longmeadow, MA
Eric Barlow - Palm City, FL
Peter French - Franklin, MA (Alternate)
Andrew Svoboda - New Rochelle, NY (Medalist)
Kyle Brey - Farmingdale, NY
Joachim Altonen - Helsinki, Finland (Alternate)
Mark Purrington - Dartmouth, MA
Nick Antonelli - North Andover, MA (Alternate)
Jake McBride - Hartville, OH
Billy Peel (a) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jason Caron - South Yarmouth, MA (Medalist)
Joshua Rackley - Wilmington, NC
Daniel Balin - Rockville, MD
Dylan Newman - New Rochelle, NY
Matthew Hirsh - Hewlett, NY (Alternate)
Sean Busch - West Lafayette, IN
Andreas Halvorsen Berg - Larvik, Norway
Jacob Eggers - Boone, NC (Alternate)
Kristoffer Ventura - Norway (Alternate)
Ryan Gerard (a) - Raleigh, NC
Andy Pope - Glen Ellyn, IL (Medalist)
Sam Osborne - London (Alternate)
Landon Michelson - Miami, FL
Kevin Foley - Somerville, NJ
David Sanders - Mt. Laurel, NJ
Bryce Emory - Aurora, IL
Tee-K Kelly - Wheaton, IL (Alternate)
Corey Birch - Ridgefield, CT
Paul Pastore - Stamford, CT
Mike Kartrude - Royal Palm Beach, FL
Ryan Gildersleeve - Clearwater, FL
Max Gilbert - St-Georges, Quebec, Canada (Medalist)
Jason Parajeckas - Woburn, MA (Medalist)
Matt Cowgill - North Palm Beach, FL (Medalist)
Doug Letson - Tampa, FL (Alternate)
Chase Hanna - Leawood, KS (Medalist)
Edward Loar - Rockwell, TX
Rob Oppenheim - Andover, MA (Medalist)
Jared Sawada - Mililani, HI (Medalist)
Taylor Dickson - Gastonia, NC
Michael McGowan - Southern Pines, NC
Thomas Eldridge - Raleigh, NC (Alternate)
David Lee - Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Medalist)
Steve LeBrun - West Palm Beach, FL (Medalist)
Daniel Obremski - Pittsburgh, PA
Chad Bricker - Waynesboro, PA
Oscar Fraustro - Mexico City, Mexico
Alex Vogelsong (a) - Palm City, FL (Alternate)
Derrick Bohannon - Shelbyville, KY (Alternate)
Pat Ross - Dunmore, PA
Evan Thornton - Wyomissing, PA
Eric Steger - Noblesville, IN (Medalist)
Charlie Danielson - Osceola, WI (Medalist)
Luke McClellan - Columbia, SC (Alternate)
Michael Visacki - Sarasota, FL
Raoul Menard - Ange-Gardien, Quebec (Medalist)
Tom Nettles - McMurray, PA (Alternate)
CD Hockersmith - Richmond, IN
David Wetterich - Cincinnati, OH (Alternate)
Jean-Philip Cornelier - Quebec, Canada
Bernardo Suarez - Caracas, Venezuela


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