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Qualifying: 100th Westchester Open

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (May 9, 2022) -- Qualifying for the Westchester Open Championship Sponsored by Poland Spring this year takes place at two sites. Those advancing will get to be part of history with the 100th playing, slated for June 13-14 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. The Club has hosted three previous Westchester Opens, with Claud Harmon (1951), Terry Wilcox (1964), and John Gentile (1979) claiming victories. Coincidentally, all three wins were part of back-to-back titles for all three players, standing as the second consecutive Westchester Open victory for Harmon and Gentile and the first of two straight for Wilcox.

Qualifiers will complete the field for the 54-hole championship, with those exempt including all 54-hole finishers from 2021 at GlenArbor.

May 9 | Salem Golf Club, North Salem, N.Y.
MGA eClub Hudson Valley member Justin Burkhamer and MGA eClub of Connecticut member and amateur Arthur Ouimet submitted the day's only two sub-par scores, finishing at 2-under 70. Burkhamer tallied four birdies to two bogeys on the day while Ouimet carded a pair of eagles (Nos. 7 and 14) along with a double bogey for his 2-under round. Overall, 27 players advanced to Sleepy Hollow behind scores of 6-over 78 or better. Thirteen of those players were amateurs.

May 25 | Rockland Country Club, Sparkill, N.Y.
Al Tenembaum of Rockland made the most of his local knowledge by medaling with a 3-under 68. Tenembaum’s five birdies on the front nine were the most of any player in the field. Six players from Winged Foot finished within the +4 cut line, with head professional Mike Gilmore leading the pack with a 2-under 69. In total, 37 players qualified.