Taylor Pendrith finished first in the local qualifier at Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto.
The first week of US Open local qualifiers is in the books with a slough of Canadians advancing to sectional qualifiying. Local qualifiers will still take place across the U.S.A for another week before sectional qualifiers start on May 21, where participants will compete for a spot to play at the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
Canadians that have advanced from local US Open qualifiers thus far include:
Raoul Menard- 69- May 3- Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes
Albin Choi- 68- Medalist- May 4-The Club at Admirals Cove (North/West Courses)
Brett Cairns- 69- Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor NY
Matt Lemay and Sean O’Hara were pegged as alternates out of the Victor, New York local qualifier.
David Rose was the medalist at the beautiful Indian Ridge grove course in Palm Desert California.
Devin Carrey advanced after shooting a 69 at the Meridian Valley Golf Club in Kent, Washington.
The local Canadian qualifier at Weston Golf and Country Club yielded some familiar faces who are moving on to the sectional qualifiers. The four qualifiers were Taylor Pendrith (69), Waterloo Warrior amateur Tyson Turchanski, Stephane Dubois (70) and teaching pro at The National Nick Kenney. The alternates were Canadians Thomas Code and James Seymour.
The qualifier at Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland Ohio yielded two Canadian qualifiers as Luke Moser fired a four under, 67 to advance as the co medalist. PGA TOUR Latino America member Derek Gillespie also advanced with a three under, 68.
There is still another week of qualifiers for players from across the world to try and advance to sectional qualifying. Meanwhile there are also Canadian PGA Tour pros who are exempt through to sectionals. While the lone Canadian who is exempt into the US Open field is Adam Hadwin who is currently 44th in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR), with the top 60 earning exemptions into the 118th US Open!