Eight advance from U.S. Open LQR at Green Brook
CALDWELL, N.J. (May 10, 2017) – Green Brook Country Club played host to the third U.S. Open Local Qualifer conducted by the MGA. A starting field of 131 competitors battled for eight qualifying positions (plus two alternates).
Ryan McCormick of Middletown, N.J., set the clubhouse low after his morning round of 4-under 67, which was later matched by the only two amateurs to qualify: soon-to-be Duke graduate Max Greyserman of Short Hills, N.J., and Wake Forest Demon Deacon Kyle Sterbinsky of Yardley, Pa.
Low scores continued with Tyler Hall of Wayne, N.J., and Evan Waldron of South Bound Brook, N.J., carding rounds of 3-under 68. Hall, the 2011 Met Open champion, will head to sectional qualifying for the second year in a row, after earning medalist honors at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J., in 2016.
Four players who carded a 2-under 69 competed in a playoff for the remaining three qualifying positions. After one playoff hole, steady pars earned Pat Wilson of Andover, N.J., Cameron Wilson of Rowayton, Conn., and Sam Kang of Mountain Lakes, N.J., the remaining qualifying spots.
Amateur Mark Reilly of Babylon, N.Y., was designated as the first alternate. Michael Sweeney (1-under 70) of Floral Park, N.Y., earned the second alternate position after birdieing the first playoff hole in a 5-for-1 playoff.
Green Brook played to a par 71 at 6,490 yards, with a starting field of 131 competitors.
The MGA's final U.S. Open LQR takes place on Tuesday, May 16 at North Shore Country Club in Glen Head, N.Y.