Golf's Longest Day: Sectional qualifiers for 2014 U.S. Open
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Golf’s Longest Day: Sectional qualifiers for 2014 U.S. Open


Golf's Longest Day 2014 determines 56 spots in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in a little over a week's time. In 10, 36-hole sectional qualifying tournaments around the country, players battled for a place in the field in golf's most democratic major.

At the end of the day, approximately 8 percent of players to tee it up on Monday qualify for the year's second major. Here's a look at the players to qualify at each site:

Old Oaks Country Club / Century Country Club, Purchase N.Y. -- 80 players for 4 spots -- Fran Quinn, Rob Oppenheim, Jim Renner, Matthew Dobyns; Alternates: Cameron Wilson (a), Jamie Lovemark

Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Fla. -- 55 players for 4 spots -- Daniel Berger, Nicholas Lindheim, Andres Echavarria, Aron Price; Alternates: Sam Horsfield, Sebastian Maclean

** Amateur Landon Michelson shot 71-71 and would have qualified but was disqualified after signing for 71-70

Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio -- 63 players for 3 spots -- Brian Stuard, Will Grimmer (a), Chris Thompson; Alternates: Andrew Dorn (a), Daniel Stringfellow (a)

Emerald Valley Golf Course, Creswell, Ore. -- 50 players for 2 spots -- Zac Blair, Clayton Rask

Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course), Roswell, Ga. -- 31 players for 2 spots -- Henrik Norlander, Smylie Kaufman (a); Alternates: Trevor Cone (a), Michael Hebert

Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md. -- 59 players for 4 spots -- Chad Collins, Billy Hurley III, Donald Constable, Nicholas Mason; Alternates: John Mallinger, James Erkenbeck

Lakeside Country Club, Houston, Texas -- 56 players for 3 spots -- Cory Whitsett (a), Bobby Gates, Anthony Broussard; Alternates: William Kropp, Bronson Burgoon

Colonial Country Club, Memphis, Tenn. -- 145 players for 13 spots -- Hudson Swafford, J.B. Holmes, Kevin Kisner, Joe Ogilvie, David Gossett, David Toms, Jeff Maggert, Cody Gribble, Robby Shelton (a), Jason Millard, Casey Wittenberg, Brady Watt, Hunter Stewart (a); Alternates: Scott Langley, Sam Love (a)

Brookside Golf & Country Club / Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio -- 120 players for 16 spots -- Justin Leonard, Seung-yul Noh, Justin Thomas, Rod Pampling, Bo Van Pelt, Mark Wilson, Paul Casey, Luke Guthrie, Kevin Tway, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley, Hyung-sung Kim, Brett Stegmaier, Ken Duke, Ryan Blaum, Erik Compton; Alternates: Cameron Tringale, Michael Putnam

Lake Merced Golf Club / Olympic Club (Ocean Course), Daly City, Calif. -- 110 players for 5 spots -- Alex Cejka, Steven Alker, Maverick McNealy (a), Kevin Sutherland, Brian Campbell (a); Alternate: Craig Barlow


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