2015 U.S. Open sectional qualifying results
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2015 U.S. Open sectional qualifying results


The open part of the U.S. Open finishing playing out on Monday in 10, 36-hole sectional qualifying tournaments with a total of 58 spots in next week's field at Chambers Bay on the line.

Here's a look at who got into the year's second major on Monday:


Big Canyon Country Club & Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif. (112 players for six spots):

1. Kevin Lucas: -9 (134)
T-2. Jared Becher, Beau Hossler (a), Jake Knapp (a), Brian Campbell (a): -7 (136)
T-6. Josh Anderson, Alex Kim: -5 (138)

The Bear’s Club, Jupiter, Fla. (70 players for four spots):

T-1. Andrew Pope, Luke Donald, Jack Maguire (a): -4 (140)
4. Sam Horsfield (a): -3 (141)

Alternates: Cristobal Del Solar (a), Ryan Orr (a)

MORE: Donald was co-medalist at his home club, with buddy and NBA great Michael Jordan on the property to watch him.

Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga. (42 players for three spots)

1. Matthew NeSmith (a): -17 (127)
2. Lee McCoy: -13 (131)
3. Roberto Castro: -12 (132)

Alternates: Franco Castro, Ryuji Imada

MORE: Roberto Castro held off his brother, Franco, for that final spot.

Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md. (56 players for three spots):

T-1. Denny McCarthy (a), Billy Hurley III: -6 (138)
3. Timothy O'Neal: -2 (142)

Alternate: Joshua Persons

MORE: McCarthy, a member of the last U.S. World Amateur team, is a member at Argyle Country Club in Maryland, same as Golf News Net founder Ryan Ballengee.

Old Oaks Country Club & Century Country Club, Purchase, N.Y. (71 players for four spots):

1. Lee Janzen: -4 (137)
2. Jamie Lovemark: -2 (139)
T-3. Rich Berberian Jr., Pat Wilson: -1 (140)

Alternates: Scott Harrington, Fran Quinn

MORE: Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open winner, qualified at age 50. Fran Quinn, the second alternate, is also 50. Not a bad showing for the Champions Tour set.

Brookside Golf & Country Club & Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio (120 players for 15 spots):

T-1. Michael Putnam, Samuel Saunders: -12 (132)
T-3. David Heard, Bryson DeChambeau (a): -11 (133)
T-5: Sebastian Cappelen, Daniel Summerhays: -9 (135)
T-7. George McNeill, Ryo Ishikawa, Brad Fritsch, Cameron Smith, Bo Van Pelt, Camilo Villegas: -8 (136)
T-13. D.A. Points, Robert Streb, Danny Lee: -7 (137)

Alternates: Kevin Chappell, Alex Cejka

MORE: Arnie's grandson, Sam Saunders, is heading to the U.S. Open. So is new NCAA champion Bryson DeChambeau, whose 14 irons are all the same length and weight. Almost 30 players withdrew from the event with injury or expecting heavy rain that would draw out qualifying.

Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio (67 players for four spots):

1. Michael Davan: -8 (132)
2. Tony Finau: -7 (133)
T-3. Nick Hardy (a), Stephan Jaeger: -6 (134)

Alternates: Clint Rice, Roberto Diaz

MORE: Finau, who finished inside the top 10 at Memorial, took the trip to Springfield against a smaller field (and worse odds) and got the job done.

Germantown Country Club & Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis, Tenn. (121 players for 10 spots):

T-1. Tyler Duncan, Blayne Barber, Brad Elder: -9 (133)
T-4. Tom Hoge, Brandon Hagy: -8 (134)
T-6. Charlie Beljan, Brian Harman: -7 (135)
T-8. Andres Romero, Davis Riley (a), Retief Goosen: -6 (136)

Alternates: Jimmy Gunn, J.J. Henry

MORE: Per Fox Sports' Shane Bacon, Romeo chipped in for eagle his par-5 finishing hole to get into the Open on the number, knocking out Jimmy Gunn. Goosen is a two-time U.S. Open champion (2001, '04). The exemption for winning the U.S. Open only lasts 10 years.

Northwood Club, Dallas, Texas (six spots):

1. Mark Silvers: -9 (131)
2. Cole Hammer (a): -8 (132)
T-3. Matt Mabrey (a), Cody Gribble, Jason Allred, Kyle Jones (a): -6 (134)

Alternates: Steve Marino, Peter Malnati

MORE: Only one other site sent three amateurs to Chambers Bay.

Tumble Creek Club, Cle Elum, Wash. (50 players for three spots):

1. Cheng-Tsung Pan (a): -2 (138)
T-2. Richard Lee, Troy Kelly: -1 (139)

Alternates: MacKenzie Hughes, David Constable

MORE: Pan, a University of Washington golfer, was in contention to win the NCAA men's championship last week but lost to Bryson DeChamebeau, who also qualified on Monday. Pan was second at the Asian Amateur Championship.

Of course, for all the success stories, there are those recognizable names that failed to make the field. Some notable names who failed to advance include: Patrick Cantlay, Jason Gore, final U.S. Am Pub Links winner Byron Meth, Chris DiMarco, Steve Wheatcroft, Johnson Wagner, amateur legend Nathan Smith, Nick Watney, Russell Knox, Robert Allenby, Ken Duke, Kevin Streelman, Memorial winner David Lingmerth, Ben Hogan Award winner Maverick McNealy, Chesson Hadley, Justin Thomas, John Huh, Rory Sabbatini, Stewart Cink, Steve Stricker, Vijay Singh, James Hahn, Pat Perez, Ben Curtis, David Toms, Harris English, Martin Laird, Will MacKenzie, Scott Stallings, Spencer Levin, Tommy Gainey, Ben Crane, Jerry Kelly, Trevor Immelman, David Duval, Rod Pampling, Bob Estes, Harold Varner III and Casey Martin.


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