2018 U.S. Open Local #2 Qualifier
Event DateMay 14, 2018
LocationGeorgia National Golf Club
Riley Davenport (65)
Tommy Gainey (65)
Max McGreevy (66)
JT Griffin (66)
Tyler Gruca (67)
Scott Odell (68)
Deven Broadaway (68)
Matt Lehman (69) *
1st Alternate - Drew Czuchry (69)
2nd Alternate - Daniel Gale (69)
* determined in playoff
This was the second U.S. Open Local Qualifier held in Georgia with 132 players competing for eight qualifying spots. Riley Davenport of St. Simons Island and Tommy Gainey of Hartsville each posted 6-under-par 65 scores to share medalist honors and advance into sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open. Six others also advanced to sectionals out of a local qualifier at Georgia National Golf Club on Monday. Max McGreevy of Edmond and JT Griffin of Atlanta each scored a 5-under-par 66. Alpharetta's Tyler Gruca finished at 4-under-par 67. Scott Odell of Claxton and Deven Broadaway of Adairsville matched each other's score of 3-under-par 68.
Four players finished at 2-under-par 69, so a playoff was needed to determine the final qualifying spot and two alternate positions - Matt Lehman of Bluffton, S.C., Drew Czuchry of Alpharetta, Daniel Gale of Wales and Kane Whitehurst of Duluth. Lehman made birdie on the first playoff hole (10) to qualify. On the fourth extra hole, it was Czuchry who made par to finish as the first alternate, while Gale finished as second alternate.
Georgia National Golf Club played to 6,907 yards and par 71. This was one of 112 local qualifiers taking place nationwide from April 30 - May 17. The first local qualifier in Georgia took place Monday, April 30, at Marietta Country Club in Kennesaw. Click here for results from that qualifier.
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.
The 2018 U.S. Open Championship will be held at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., June 14-17.