USGA introduces international qualifying for US Open

BY iseekgolf.com | US PGA Tour | 2005 US Open | General | 15 Feb 2005
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Two international qualifying sites will be among the 13 sectional qualifiers held to determine spots for the 2005 US Open, the United States Golf Association has announced. The 36-hole international qualifiers will be conducted at Ono Golf Club near Kobe, Japan, on May 30 and at Walton Heath Golf Club near London, England, on June 6. The remaining 11 sectional qualifiers will be held from June 6-7 at sites in the US.

The 2005 US Open will be held from June 16-19 at Pinehurst (No. 2 Course) Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. Sectional qualifiers historically determine roughly 80 spots in the 156-player US Open field, with the remaining golfers having earned full exemptions from having to qualify.

The move is intended to encourage participation from a growing number of international players who are exempt from first-stage qualifying (local) but who, historically, have not competed in the final stage of qualifying (sectional) in the USA because of scheduling and travel-related issues.

The Japan qualifier will be conducted with assistance from officials of the Japan Golf Association, while the England qualifier will be aided by officials from the European PGA Tour and the R&A.

Source – USGA

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T4 Ev Michael Campbell New Zealand 71 69 71 69 280
2   ↑T7 +2 Tiger Woods United States 70 71 72 69 282
T3   ↑T4 +5 Mark Hensby Australia 71 68 72 74 285
T3   ↑T15 +5 Sergio Garcia Spain 71 69 75 70 285
T3   ↑T15 +5 Tim Clark South Africa 76 69 70 70 285
T6   ↑T26 +6 Davis Love Iii United States 77 70 70 69 286
T6   ↑T15 +6 Rocco Mediate United States 67 74 74 71 286
T6   ↑T11 +6 Vijay Singh Fiji 70 70 74 72 286
T9   ↑T11 +7 Arron Oberholser United States 76 67 71 73 287
T9   ↑T15 +7 Nick Price South Africa 72 71 72 72 287
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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