Gooch, Uihlein grab two of final U.S. Open spots in Columbus sectional

Talor Gooch of Choctaw and fellow former Oklahoma State Cowboy Peter Uihlein were among the 14 qualifiers for the 117th U.S. Open Championship in a talent-laden field at Brookside CC and The Lakes CC near Columbus, Ohio Monday.

Gooch and Uihlein both shot 8-under and had to survive a playoff. J.T. Boston led the sectional at 12-under. Kevin Tway of Edmond, one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour, missed the cut by a shot at 7-under. Amateur Hayden Wood of Edmond shot 3-under, former OSU player Morgan Hoffmann shot 5-under, while former Edmond North star Robert Streb shot even-par.

At other sectional sites, Alec Heinen of Edmond missed the cutline in Jupiter Hills, Fla., Rhein Gibson of Edmond withdrew after one round at Hawks Ridge GC in Georgia; Oklahoma State’s Zach Bauchou missed the cut in Springfield, Ohio and Thomas Johnson of Norman shot even-par but missed the cut in Memphis.

At Lakewood Country Club in Texas, Brendon Jelley of Jenks and OSU shot 3-under which missed qualifying by seven shots. Sam Humphreys of Edmond finished at 2-over, while Taylor Moore of Edmond withdrew before play began.

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