FAR HILLS, N.J. – Indiana Country Club in Indiana, Pa., will be the lone Pennsylvania sectional qualifying site for the 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship, to be held at Salem Country Club, in Peabody, Mass., June 29-July 2.
(Photo courtesy of Indiana Country Club)
The sectional qualifying, conducted over 18 holes, at Indiana C.C. will be May 24 for the Senior Open, which will be at Salem Country Club for the second time. The club is hosting its sixth USGA championship.
Player registration is available now and continues through Wednesday, May 10, at 5 p.m. EDT (www.usga.org/champs/apply).
“The U.S. Senior Open is senior golf’s most prestigious championship and we are pleased to return to New England and Salem Country Club, where the Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy will be awarded for the first time since 2001,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “We are grateful for the support of state and regional golf associations, which allows sectional qualifying to be conducted across the nation.”
California has the most sectional sites with five. Three sectional qualifiers are scheduled in Florida, while Texas will host two qualifiers. There are qualifying sites in 27 states.
Don Pooley (2002) is the lone player to win the U.S. Senior Open after qualifying through sectional play. Last year, 14 players who advanced through sectional qualifying made the 36-hole cut in the Senior Open at Scioto Country Club, in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Gallagher and Glen Day, who tied for 18th, were the top finishers from that group.
2017 U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifying Sites (34)
Monday, May 15 (1)
Dearborn C.C., Dearborn, Mich.
Monday, May 22 (4)
Bear Creek G.C., Murrieta, Calif.
The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif.
Hallbrook C.C., Leawood, Kan.
Tuesday, May 23 (2)
The Legacy G. & T.C., Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Glen Echo C.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Wednesday, May 24 (6)
Indiana C.C., Indiana, Pa.
Orchard Ridge C.C., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Kernwood C.C., Salem, Mass.
Bearpath G. & C.C., Eden Prairie, Minn.
Bonnie Briar C.C., Larchmont, N.Y.
Worthington Hills C.C., Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, May 30 (2)
Green Valley C.C., Green Valley, Calif.
Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.
Wednesday, May 31 (1)
Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Thursday, June 1 (1)
University of New Mexico Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M.
Monday, June 5 (6)
Wynlakes G. & C.C., Montgomery, Ala.
Encanterra C.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Adena G. & C.C., Ocala, Fla.
Aurora C.C., Aurora, Ill.
Deerwood Club, Kingwood, Texas
The Homestead (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va.
Tuesday, June 6 (1)
Wexford Plantation G.C., Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Wednesday, June 7 (1)
Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Ore.
Thursday, June 8 (3)
The Meadows G.C., Littleton, Colo.
Dunedin G.C., Dunedin, Fla.
Brentwood C.C., Brentwood, Tenn.
Friday, June 9 (1)
Meadowbrook C.C., Racine, Wis.
Tuesday, June 12 (5)
Vista Valley C.C., Vista, Calif.
St. Ives C.C., Johns Creek, Ga.
Argyle C.C., Silver Spring, Md.
Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C.
Bellingham G. & C.C., Bellingham, Wash.
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