The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship, which will be held at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., on June 12-15. Sectional qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be held on June 2 at 10 sites in the U.S. For the 10th consecutive year, Japan and England will host international qualifying, which is scheduled for May 26.
“The game of golf is enhanced when U.S. Open sectional qualifying can be conducted over a cross section of the United States and international sites,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “We thank the state and regional golf associations and international community for their continued support during the local and sectional qualifying process. The U.S. Open has broad appeal, as evidenced by the number of entries worldwide each year.”
Woodmont Country Club, in Rockville, Md., will host U.S. Open sectional qualifying for the 27th time in the last 28 years. The club, which moved to its current location in 1950, has two 18-hole courses (North and South). In 2013, Russell Knox, Mathew Goggin and Matt Bettencourt qualified for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club from this sectional, and all three went on to make the cut in the championship.