58 Advance To U.S. Open From Sectionals

9 qualify in Memphis on Tuesday, Oregon completes playoff for last spot

June 4, 2012

Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that 58 players earned a place in the field of the 2012 U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 14-17 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Complete results can be found at http://www.usopen.com/en_US/news/qualifying/sectional.html and in the attachment.

Fifty-eight spots in the 156-player field were available at 11 sites throughout the U.S.

Overnight rain continued into the day at Germantown Country Club in Memphis, Tenn., where play was suspended at 9:19 a.m. Eighty-four players returned on Tuesday to compete for nine spots. PGA Tour player Tommy Biershenk was the medalist at 9-under-par 133. But two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen, who won his second Open title at The Olympic Club in 1998, failed to advance despite a 4-under 67 in the afternoon round.

Lightning forced a one-hour and 50-minute delay at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J., where 74 players competed for four spots.

Similar conditions at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore., stopped play there for two hours from 3-5 p.m. PDT. Two spots were available at Emerald Valley Golf Club – one was earned by University of Oregon coach Casey Martin, who last played in the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in 1998 and the other was determined after a three-hole playoff on Tuesday, where Nick Sherwood, a junior at Oregon State, edged past college rival Daniel Miernicki, who recently completed his eligibility at Oregon.

Rainy conditions caused a 32-minute delay at The River Club in Suwanee, Ga., where 51 players vied for three places.

The first sectional qualifier for the 2012 U.S. Open was held May 21 in Japan, where six spots were determined. An additional 11 players earned places in the field at another international qualifier in Surrey, England, on May 28.

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