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Local Qualifying: 121st U.S. Open Championship

Players and an official at a USGA and MGA tent.

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (April 23, 2021) - The USGA reported that 9,069 entries were made into this years' U.S. Open Championship, June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif.. The majority of those players' dreams to compete in our nation's open championship begins with local qualifying. This year, the MGA will conduct five U.S. Open local qualifying rounds throughout the Met Area, taking place between April 27 and May 10. Local qualifying is played over 18 holes. Overall, it will be conducted at 108 sites in the United States and two in Canada, and will take place between April 26 - May 18. Entrants must have a Handicap Index not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.

Related: U.S. Open Home Page

Final qualifying, played over 36 holes, will be conducted at 10 sites across the United States, while one will take place in each Japan (May 24) and Canada (June 7). The MGA will conduct final qualifying on June 7 along with eight others in the U.S., with the action returning to Old Oaks Country Club and Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. The MGA's final qualifying site rotates between the Purchase, N.Y., clubs and Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J., on a three-year basis.

Follow the progress as players aim to achieve their dream of competing in the U.S. Open.

April 27 - Huntington Crescent Club, Huntington, N.Y.
Field Size: 103 | Qualifying Places: 6 & 2 Alternates
Past Met Open champion John Guyton of Rockville Centre, N.Y., led six players to final qualifying for the U.S. Open, firing a 2-under 68 to best the field by two shots.
Recap | Results | Photos

May 3 - North Shore Country Club, Glen Head, N.Y.
​Field Size: 61 | Qualifying Places: 4 & 2 alternates
Professional Tim Hegarty of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and amateur Chris White of Garden City, N.J., carded 2-under 69s to lead four players to final qualifying for the U.S. Open.
Recap | Results

May 3 - The Patterson Club, Fairfield, Conn.
​Field Size: 59 | Qualifying Places: 3 & 2 Alternates
A trio of amateurs advanced, led by 3-under 68s from Chris DeJohn of Ridgewood, N.J., and Daniel Murphy of Fairfield, Conn.
Recap | Results

May 4 - Green Brook Country Club, North Caldwell, N.J.
​Field Size: 122 | Qualifying Places: 7 & 2 alternates
Reigning MGA Player of the Year Mark Costanza of Morristown, N.J., and Pat Wilson of Andover, N.J., fired 6-under 65s to lead seven qualifiers from Green Brook.
Recap | Results

May 10 - Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.
​Field Size: 115 | Qualifying Places: 7 & 2 alternates 

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