Gow through to sectional qualifying for US Open
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2003 US Open | General | 16 May 2003
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.