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Road to Oakmont begins with Local Qualifying

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (May 5, 2016) - Last year, 22 players made their way through local and sectional qualifying stages to compete in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. It's time for the journey to start once again, with the end goal being a spot in the 116th U.S. Open Championship, to be played at Oakmont Country Club, June 16-19.

Between May 2 and May 19, 111 U.S. sites will host 18-hole local qualifying rounds, in which the number of qualifying positions is determined by the size of each field. The MGA will conduct five local qualifying rounds throughout the area, beginning Tuesday, May 10. Nationally, approximately 600 players will then advance to 36-hole sectional qualifying rounds, the final stage for U.S. Open hopefuls. On June 6, sectionals will take place at 10 sites across the U.S., including the MGA's site at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J.

Related: U.S. Open Homepage

Throughout local qualifying, the MGA will provide results, recaps, photos, interviews and more, right here on and on its Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

May 10 - Old Westbury Golf & Country Club (Overlook/Woods), Old Westbury, N.Y.
Players: 114 | Qualifying Positions: 6 (+2 alternates)

Paramount Country Club Head Professional Steve Scott of New City, N.Y. earned medalist honors shooting a 2-under 70. Scott made the turn at 3-over, but a strong back nine consisting of 5 birdies propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.


May 11 - Bethpage State Park (Red Course), Farmingdale, N.Y.
Players: 120 | Qualifying Positions: 7 (+2 alternates)

Amateur Kyle Brey of Farmingdale, N.Y., earned medalist honors with a 4-under 66, taking the lead late in the day. This is the first time Brey has qualified through to a sectional round and, after a successful golf season as a sophomore for the golf team at Barry University, he’s looking forward to continuing his journey into the next round.


May 12 - Hollywood Golf Club, Deal, N.J.
Players: 78 | Qualifying Positions: 4 (+2 alternates)

Tyler Hall of Wayne, N.J., earned medalist honors with a 6-under 65. The 2011 Met Open Champion led the field by 5 strokes thanks to a round with 6 birdies and no bogeys to move on to sectional qualifying.


May 16 - Willow Ridge Country Club, Harrison, N.Y.
Players: 144 | Qualifying Positions: 8 (+2 alternates)

Current PGA TOUR Latinoamerica competitor James Hazen of Miller Place, N.Y., led qualifiers at Willow Ridge by firing a 2-under 69 in windy conditions.


May 17 - Panther Valley Golf & Country Club, Allamuchy Township, N.J.
Players: 120 | Qualifying Positions: 7 (+2 alternates)

Pat Wilson of Andover, N.J., and Ryan Snouffer of Sparta, N.J., used their experience at Panther Valley to best the field by two strokes with rounds of 4-under 67, leading seven qualifiers on to Canoe Brook.


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