For many local golfers, Friday's US Open Qualifying event at Admirals Cove signified the beggining of their life long dream of being able to compete in our golf National Championship. For five lucky golfers, the dream is now one step closer to a reality.
As it has for many years, the East Course at Admirals hosted the first Local Qualifier for the US Open, officially kicking off qualifying season. Over the next several weeks, thousands of golfers from all over the world will compete in local qualifiers in the hopes of advancing to sectional qualifiers. From there the lucky few that continue to advance will earn spots in the 2014 U.S. Open held at Pinehurst Number 2 in North Carolina.
Adam Long and Paul Scaletta of Jupiter, Bobby Collins and Richard Terga of Palm Beach Gardens, and amatuer Curtis Thompson of Coral Springs all were the first to punch their cards to the sectional qualifiers at Admirals Cove on Friday. Long won Medalist honors shooting a 64. 84 golfers in total came out to try to advance to the next round of qualfiers with those five moving on.
Those five local golfers will now move onto one of the 10 sectional qualifiers on June 2nd in hopes of making it into the US Open. The US Open will be held June 9-15 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.