The Territory to host local U.S. Open qualifier on April 22

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LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 12, 2024) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local and final qualifying sites for the 124th U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested on Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., for the fourth time from June 13-16, 2024.

Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 109 sites in 44 U.S. states and Canada, will take place between April 22-May 20. Those players who advance out of local qualifying will join a group of locally exempt players in final qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes. This final stage will be held in England and Japan (May 20) and Canada (June 3) as well as 10 U.S. sites, one on May 20 and nine on June 3.

The Territory in Duncan will be the site of the local qualifier in Oklahoma on April 22, the first day of local qualifying nationally. The Territory, designed by Tulsa architect Randy Heckenkemper, opened in 2003 and has been regarded as one of the best courses in Oklahoma since opening day.

Online player registration for the 2024 U.S. Open will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at champs.usga.organd will continue through Wednesday, April 10.

“Allied Golf Associations in the United States and National Federations and Tours in Europe, Canada and Japan collaborate to provide an avenue to the U.S. Open through both qualifying stages where the world’s greatest players will compete for our national championship,” said USGA Chief Championships Officer John Bodenhamer. “Thousands of professional and amateur golfers with diverse backgrounds will have an opportunity to earn a place in this year’s championship at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.”

The USGA accepted a record 10,187 entries for the 2023 championship at The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club. The previous mark of 10,127 entries was established for the 2014 championship on Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2.

To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 0.4, or be a professional. There are 14 local qualifying sites in California, the most of any state. Florida will host 13 local qualifiers.

The final qualifying venues in Dallas, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Summit, N.J., will use two courses. Dallas Athletic Club’s Gold and Blue Courses will host a qualifier for the 11th time. Austin Eckroat, who tied for 10th, was among three players from the Dallas qualifier who made the 36-hole cut at The Los Angeles Country Club in last year’s U.S. Open. In Columbus, Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course and Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club will be paired for the first time. Canoe Brook Country Club, with its North and South Courses, will serve as a final site for the 19th time since 1980.

Woodmont Country Club, in Rockville, Md., will host final qualifying for the 36th time in the last 38 years, with only the North Course used for the 10th consecutive time. Springfield Country Club in Ohio will host final qualifying for the 15th time. Lake Merced Golf Club, in Daly City, Calif., will be a final qualifying venue for the first time since 2012 and 12th time overall.

U.S. Open final qualifying returns to The Golf Club of Georgia for the first time since 1992. The Bear’s Club, in Jupiter, Fla., will host the final stage for a fourth time, while Old Chatham Golf Club, in Durham, N.C., and Pronghorn Resort’s Nicklaus Course, in Bend, Ore., will each be sites for a second time.

Walton Heath Golf Club, in Surrey, England, was a site when international qualifying began in 2005. The Old and New Courses will host a final qualifier for the 17th time. Cherry Hill Club and Lookout Point Country Club will combine as a site in Canada’s Ontario province. Hino Golf Club’s King Course, in Shiga Prefecture, is a first-time site in Japan.

Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to win the U.S. Open after qualifying through both local and final stages. Gene Littler (1961), Julius Boros (1963), Jerry Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael Campbell (2005) and Lucas Glover (2009) won after advancing through final qualifying.

Several U.S. Open champions have advanced to the championship through both local and final qualifying at some point in their careers, including Glover, David Graham, Lou Graham, Hale Irwin, Tony Jacklin, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller, Corey Pavin, Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino, Gary Woodland and Fuzzy Zoeller.

The U.S. Open was previously hosted by Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2 in 1999 (won by Payne Stewart), 2005 (won by Michael Campbell) and 2014 (won by Martin Kaymer). As an anchor site, Pinehurst will also host the U.S. Open in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047.

2024 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites (109)*

Monday, April 22 (4)

Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.

The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii

The Territory G. & C.C., Duncan, Okla.

Fox Den C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.

Tuesday, April 23 (1)

Jackson (Tenn.) C.C.

Wednesday, April 24 (4)

Mission Inn Resort & Club (El Campeon Course), Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Lost Key G.C., Pensacola, Fla.

Stonewall Orchard G.C., Grayslake, Ill.

River Landing G.C. (River Course), Wallace, N.C.

Thursday, April 25 (2)

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

The Legacy G. & Tennis Club, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Monday, April 29 (9)

Morris Park C.C., South Bend, Ind.

Cantigny G.C. (Woodside/Lakeside Courses), Wheaton, Ill.

Crestview C.C. (North Course), Wichita, Kan.

Westwood C.C., St. Louis, Mo.

Cold Spring C.C., Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Duke University G.C., Durham, N.C.

Fair Oaks Ranch G. & C.C., (Blackjack Course), Fair Oaks, Texas

Alpine C.C., Highland, Utah

Parkersburg C.C., Vienna, W.Va.

Tuesday, April 30 (4)

Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.

Collindale Golf Course, Fort Collins, Colo.

Brookside G. & C.C., Columbus, Ohio

Weymouth C.C., Medina, Ohio

Wednesday, May 1 (3)

The Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Ky.

Royal G.C., Lake Elmo, Minn.

Pinehurst R. & C.C. (Course No. 6), Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Thursday, May 2 (8)

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.

La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.

The Grand G.C., San Diego, Calif.

Broadmoor C.C., Indianapolis, Ind.

Sewickley Heights G.C., Sewickley, Pa.

C.C. of York, York, Pa.

Columbia C.C. (Ridgewood/Tall Pines Courses), Blythewood, S.C.

McCormick Woods G.C., Port Orchard, Wash.

Monday, May 6 (13)

Brentwood C.C., Los Angeles, Calif.

Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif.

The Fountaingrove Club, Santa Rosa, Calif.

The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Seminole Legacy G.C., Tallahassee, Fla.

Wellington National G.C., Wellington, Fla.

Muskegon (Mich.) C.C.

Fairmount C.C., Chatham, N.J.

Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio

Union League Liberty Hill, Lafayette Hill, Pa.

The C.C. of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Coyote Ridge G.C., Carrollton, Texas

Escondido G. & Lake Club, Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Tuesday, May 7 (8)

Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.

The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif.

Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.

TimberStone Golf Course, Caldwell, Idaho

Running Deer G.C., Pittsgrove, N.J.

University of New Mexico Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M.

Champions G.C. (Jackrabbit Course), Houston, Texas

North Shore C.C., Mequon, Wis.

Wednesday, May 8 (8)

Casino Del Sol – Sewailo G.C., Tucson, Ariz.

Granite Bay (Calif.) G.C.,

Kensington G. & C.C., Naples, Fla.

White Oak G.C. (The Old Course), Newnan, Ga.

The Club at P.B. Dye, Ijamsville, Md.

Omaha (Neb.) C.C.

Ross Rogers Golf Course (Mustang Course), Amarillo, Texas

Riverton (Wyo.) C.C.

Thursday, May 9 (6)

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (Backbreaker/Heartbreaker Courses), Glencoe, Ala.

Bermuda Dunes (Calif.) C.C. (Classic Course)

Bayview G. & C.C., Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

The Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, Colo.

CasaBlanca G.C., Mesquite, Nev.

Crestmont C.C., West Orange. N.J.

Saturday, May 11 (1)

Ellendale C.C., Houma, La.

Monday, May 13 (23)

Phoenix (Ariz.) C.C.

The C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.

TPC Stonebrae C.C., Hayward, Calif.

Dragonfly G.C., Madera, Calif.

Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.

C.C. of Darien, Darien, Conn.

Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.

Marsh Creek C.C., St. Augustine, Fla.

Orchid Island G. & Beach Club, Vero Beach, Fla.

Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.

Crow Valley G.C., Davenport, Iowa

Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C.

Hillendale C.C., Phoenix, Md.

Birmingham (Mich.) C.C.

Somersett G. & C.C., Reno, Nev.

New Mexico State University G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.

Mendon (N.Y.) G.C.

Albany C.C., Voorheesville, N.Y.

Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio

Elmhurst C.C., Moscow, Pa.

Riverton Pointe G. & C.C., Hardeeville, S.C.

Troy Burne G.C., Hudson, Wis.

Tuesday, May 14 (11)

Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.

Ironwood C.C. (South Course), Palm Desert, Calif.

The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.

The Conservatory at Hammock Beach, Palm Coast, Fla.

Firekeeper Golf Course, Mayetta, Kan.

Missoula (Mont.) C.C.

Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.

Arrowhead G.C., Molalla, Ore.

Kirkbrae C.C., Lincoln, R.I.

Keswick Hall (Full Cry Course), Keswick, Va.

Palouse Ridge G.C., Pullman, Wash.

 

Wednesday, May 15 (1)

Eagle Creek G. & C.C., Naples, Fla.

 

Monday, May 20 (1)

Palmer (Alaska) Golf Course

 

*one local qualifying site in Texas and Massachusetts will be added at a later date

 

2023 U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites (13)

 

International (3)

Monday, May 20

Asia – Hino Golf Club (King Course), Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Europe – Walton Heath Golf Club (New and Old Courses), Surrey, England

 

Monday, June 3

Canada – Cherry Hill Club & Lookout Point Country Club, Ontario, Canada

 

United States (10)

Monday, May 20

Dallas Athletic Club (Gold & Blue Courses), Dallas, Texas

 

Monday, June 3

Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, Calif.

The Bear’s Club, Jupiter, Fla.

The Golf Club of Georgia, Alpharetta, Ga.

Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.

Canoe Brook Country Club (North & South Courses), Summit, N.J.

Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, N.C.

Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course) & Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, Columbus, Ohio

Springfield (Ohio) Country Club

Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course), Bend, Ore.


 

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