The USGA announced local qualifying sites for the 2019 U.S. Open Championship. The Oklahoma qualifier is Wednesday, May 8 at Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City.
Last year, 21 players advanced through local and sectional qualifying to the 156-player U.S. Open Championship field at Shinnecock Hills. Of those 21, seven players made the 36-hole cut, including co-low amateur Luis Gagne, who started his journey at Orange Tree Golf Club, in Orlando, Fla., which will host a local qualifier for the eighth consecutive year. Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to win the U.S. Open after qualifying through both local and sectional play.
Several U.S. Open champions have advanced to the championship through both local and sectional qualifying at some point in their careers, including Lucas Glover, David Graham, Lou Graham, Hale Irwin, Tony Jacklin, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller, Corey Pavin, Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino and Fuzzy Zoeller.
To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.
There are 14 local qualifying sites in both California and Florida, the most of any state. Texas will host seven local qualifiers, while New York and Pennsylvania each have five.
Online player registration for the 2019 U.S. Open will begin in the third week of February (https://champs.usga.org/index.html).
2019 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites (110)
Monday, April 29 (3)
Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.
The Club at Hokuli’a, Kealakekua, Hawaii
The Hills C.C. (Signature Course), Austin, Texas
Tuesday, April 30 (2)
Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.
UNM Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M.
Wednesday, May 1 (5)
Butte Creek C.C., Chico, Calif.
The C.C. of Winter Haven, Winter Haven, Fla.
Cog Hill G. & C.C. (Dubsdread Course), Lemont, Ill.
Highland G. & C.C., Indianapolis, Ind.
River Landing G.C. (River Course), Wallace, N.C.
Thursday, May 2 (7)
Sewailo G.C., Tucson, Ariz.
Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.
The Grand G.C., San Diego, Calif.
Mission Inn R. & C. (El Campeon Course), Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Hillendale C.C., Phoenix, Md.
C.C. of York, York, Pa.
Amarillo (Texas) C.C.
Friday, May 3 (1)
The Club at Admirals Cove (North/West Courses), Jupiter, Fla.
Monday, May 6 (20)
The C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sunnyside C.C., Fresno, Calif.
Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
Lyman Orchards G.C. (Jones Course), Middlefield, Conn.
Lago Mar C.C., Plantation, Fla.
Sawgrass C.C. (East/West Courses), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Camp Creek G.C., Watersound, Fla.
Davenport C.C., Pleasant Valley, Iowa
Ledgemont C.C., Seekonk, Mass.
Muskegon (Mich.) C.C.
North Oaks (Minn.) G.C.
The G.C. at Creekmoor, Raymore, Mo.
Fox Run G.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Alpine C.C., Demarest, N.J.
Genoa Lakes G.C. (Lakes Course), Genoa, Nev.
Laurel Links C.C., Laurel, N.Y.
Deerfield G. & C.C., Brockport, N.Y.
Makefield Highlands G.C., Yardley, Pa.
Coyote Ridge G.C., Carrollton, Texas
Pete Dye G.C., Bridgeport, W.Va.
Tuesday, May 7 (10)
Industry Hills G.C. (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.
The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif.
Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.
Morris Park C.C., South Bend, Ind.
Berkshire Hills C.C., Pittsfield, Mass.
Worthington Manor G.C., Urbana, Md.
Knollwood C.C., West Bloomfield, Mich.
Missoula (Mont.) C.C.
Beechmont C.C., Cleveland, Ohio
Gold Mountain G.C. (Olympic Course), Bremerton, Wash.
Wednesday, May 8 (15)
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.
Oak Creek G.C., Irvine, Calif.
Ironwood C.C. (South Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, West Palm Beach, Fla.
TimberStone G.C., Caldwell, Idaho
Wichita (Kan.) C.C.
Duke University G.C., Durham, N.C.
Rockaway Hunting Club, Lawrence, N.Y.
Gaillardia C.C., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Windber C.C., Salix, Pa.
Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.
Gamble Sands, Brewster, Wash.
Wild Rock G.C., Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Riverton C.C., Riverton, Wyo.
Thursday, May 9 (18)
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (Heartbreaker/Backbreaker Courses), Glencoe, Ala.
Bermuda Dunes (Calif.) C.C. (Classic Course)
Granite Bay (Calif.) G.C.
La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.
CommonGround G.C., Aurora, Colo.
LPGA International (Rees Jones Course), Daytona Beach, Fla.
Eagle Creek G. & C.C., Naples, Fla.
Cypress Run G.C., Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Whitewater Creek C.C. Fayetteville, Ga.
Barrington Hills C.C., Barrington, Ill.
Kearney Hill G.L., Lexington, Ky.
Pinehills G.C. (Nicklaus Course), Plymouth, Mass.
Champions Run, Omaha, Neb.
Medford Village C.C., Medford, N.J.
Hollow Brook G.C., Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
Columbia C.C. (Ridgewood/Tall Pines Courses), Blythewood, S.C.
Jackson (Tenn.) C.C.
The Federal Club, Glen Allen, Va.
Monday, May 13 (29)
Palmer (Alaska) G.C.
Phoenix (Ariz.) C.C.
Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif.
Beacon Hall Golf Club, Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.
Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Sara Bay C.C., Sarasota, Fla.
Willoughby G.C., Stuart, Fla.
Wai’alae C.C., Honolulu, Hawaii
Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.
Money Hill G. & C.C., Abita Springs, La.
Chaska Town Course, Chaska, Minn.
Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst, N.C.
Paiute G.R. (Sun Mountain Course), Las Vegas, Nev.
C.C. of Troy, Troy, N.Y.
Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio
Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, Ohio
Kinsale G. & F.C., Powell, Ohio
Waverley C.C., Portland, Ore.
C.C. of Scranton, Clark Summit, Pa.
The Club at Nevillewood, Nevillewood, Pa.
Colleton River Club (Dye Course), Bluffton, S.C.
The C.C. of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Westwood G.C., Houston, Texas
The Club at Comanche Trace (Valley/Hills Courses), Kerrville, Texas
Painted Dunes G.C., El Paso, Texas
TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
Riverside C.C., Provo, Utah