2018 U.S. Open Local #1 Qualifier
Event DateApr 30, 2018
LocationMarietta Country Club
This was the first U.S. Open Local Qualifier in the entire country with 132 players competing for eight qualifying spots. Michael Hebert, Andy Ogletree, and Tyson Alexander all posted rounds of 3-under-par 67 to earn medalist honors and qualify. Also qualifying was Sung An and Mark Silvers with rounds of 2-under-par 68.
There were six players tied at 1-under-par 69 so a playoff was needed to determine the remaining qualifying spots. Dalton Reese was eliminated on the first playoff hole and Turk Pettit secured the second alternate spot. On the fourth playoff hole, S.M. Lee and Shea Sylvester qualified. Play was then suspended due to darkness and resumed on Tuesday morning.
On the eighth playoff hole, Nick Sherwood secured the final qualifying spot with Bryson Nimmer grabbing the first alternate position.
Marietta Country Club played to 6,819 yards and par 70. This was one of 112 local qualifiers taking place nationwide from April 30 - May 17. A second local qualifier in Georgia will take place Monday, May 14, at Georgia National Golf Club.
1st Alternate - Bryson Nimmer
2nd Alternate - Turk Pettit
The 118th U.S. Open Championship will be held at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., June 11-17, 2018. Entries are open to any professional and to amateurs with USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 1.4. The U.S. Open is one of 14 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.