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Five Punch Their Ticket to the U.S. Open

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (June 7, 2021) -- Final results of the U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C. on Monday, June 7, 2021 (7,094 yards, par 36-35--71).

The day began with 51 fierce competitiors ready to battle it out at Long Cove Club for five qualifying spots and two alternate positions that were available at this qualifying site.

Four players shared medalist honors by finishing the "Longest Day in Golf" at 5-under-par, 137. John Huh of Lewisville, Texas, Sam Ryder of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Wilson Furr of Jackson, Miss. and John Spaun of Scottsdale, Ariz. earned their ticket to Torrey Pines after 36 holes of intense competition. 

Three players tied for fifth just one stroke off the lead at 4-under-par, 136 overall. Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, N.C., Zach Sucher of Birmingham, Ala. and Ben Martin of Greenville, S.C. headed into a three-for-one playoff that ended with a par putt from Bhatia on the second playoff hole. The 19-year-old is the only Carolinian to qualify at this site, however Martin earned second alternate and Sucher claimed first alternate.

Hole-by-hole scoring can be viewed here:

This qualifier was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.


About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.     

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.



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