U.S. Open Week in Full Swing
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (June 12, 2018) -- U.S. Open week is in full swing at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club as the historic club welcomes our nation's national championship for the fifth time. While having the U.S. Open return to the Met Area is a thrill in itself, it became even more exciting on June 4, when four area players advanced through sectional qualifying from Canoe Brook in Summit, N.J.
Former MGA Player of the Year winners Stewart Hagestad (2016) of Newport Beach, Calif., Mike Miller (2011, 2012) of Brewster, N.Y., and Cameron Wilson (2009) of Rowayton, Conn., all punched their tickets to Shinnecock, while 2011 MGA/MetLife Boys champion and 2018 SEC Player of the Year Theo Humphrey of Greenwich, Conn., rounded out the quartet by securing the final qualifying position in a playoff.
Humphrey, who played alongside 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk and 2017 U.S. Amateur runner-up Doug Ghim during Tuesday's practice round, will be the first area player to hit the course, teeing off at 12:41 p.m. on Thursday off the 10th tee. Humphey is paired with two-time PGA TOUR winner Ted Potter, Jr., and European Tour player Paul Waring.
Hagestad takes the tee next, beginning play in his second straight U.S. Open at 2:20 p.m. off the 10th tee. Hagestad played with 2011 U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy and 2013 U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick on Tuesday and will play alongside Lucas Herbert and Brian Stuard on Thursday and Friday.
Wilson and Miller both go off at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, Wilson off No. 1 and Miller off the 10th. Wilson will play with amateurs Will Grimmer and Philip Barbaree, while Miller will play alongside amateur Franklin Huang and Mexico's Sebastian Vazquez.