Gow through to sectional qualifying for US Open

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2003 US Open | General | 16 May 2003
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With local qualifying for this year’s US Open complete at some 65 of the 106 venues, several Australians have made it through and will advance to sectional qualifying to be held at twelve venues on June 2nd and 3rd. The balance of the local qualifying will be completed by May 19th.

Ben Ferguson, Kane Webber, Travis Johns, James McLean, Paul Gow and Craig Spence are through with Simon Nash earning an alternate spot.

Ferguson plays the Canadian Tour after having his USPGA Tour card in 2000, Webber a twenty two year old from Lismore, is on the Trinity Catholic College in Colorado and in 2002 was the Colorado Stroke Play Champion, Queenslander Travis Johns who played collegiate golf in the US is now a teaching pro in Dallas, James McLean is now playing on the USPGA Tour, Paul Gow is now playing both the USPGA and Nationwide Tours and Craig Spence plays when he gets starts on the Nationwide Tour. Nash is at the University of Minnesota.

Some 7000 players will have been through local qualifying by the time it is finished with only 750 of them advancing to the sectionals where they will join those exempt from local qualifying trying to get one of the 80 or so spots available in the event.

Don’t let anyone tell you that missing the cut at the US Open is a failure. Making the event is an achievement in itself.


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -8 Jim Furyk United States 67 66 67 72 272
2 -5 Stephen Leaney Australia 67 68 68 72 275
T3   ↑T33 -1 Kenny Perry United States 72 71 69 67 279
T3   ↑T12 -1 Mike Weir Canada 73 67 68 71 279
T5   ↑T15 Ev David Toms United States 72 67 70 71 280
T5   ↑T12 Ev Ernie Els South Africa 69 70 69 72 280
T5   ↑T15 Ev Fredrik Jacobson Sweden 69 67 73 71 280
T5   ↑T24 Ev Justin Rose England 70 71 70 69 280
T5   ↓T3 Ev Nick Price South Africa 71 65 69 75 280
T10   ↓T9 +1 Billy Mayfair United States 69 71 67 74 281
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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