The United States Golf Association announced sectional qualifying sites for the 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship, to be held at Salem Country Club, in Peabody, Mass., June 29-July 2. Salem Country Club is hosting its second U.S. Senior Open and its sixth USGA championship.
“The U.S. Senior Open is senior golf’s most prestigious championship and we are pleased to return to New England and Salem Country Club, where the Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy will be awarded for the first time since 2001,” Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman said, in a release. “We are grateful for the support of state and regional golf associations, which allows sectional qualifying to be conducted across the nation.”
Bruce Fleisher won the 2001 U.S. Senior Open at Salem, defeating Isao Aoki and Gil Morgan by one stroke. Gene Sauers captured last year’s championship, defeating Miguel Angel Jimenez and Billy Mayfair by one stroke at Scioto Country Club, in Columbus, Ohio.
California has the most sectional sites with five. Three sectional qualifiers are scheduled in Florida, while Texas will host two qualifiers. There are qualifying sites in 27 states.
The 2017 U.S. Senior Open will be the 57th USGA championship contested in Massachusetts. To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index not exceeding 3.4, or be a professional, and be 50 years of age at the start of championship play.
2017 U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifying Sites (34)
Monday, May 15 (1)
Dearborn C.C., Dearborn, Mich.
Monday, May 22 (4)
Bear Creek G.C., Murrieta, Calif.
The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif.
Hallbrook C.C., Leawood, Kan.
Tuesday, May 23 (2)
The Legacy G. & T.C., Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Glen Echo C.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Wednesday, May 24 (6)
Orchard Ridge C.C., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Kernwood C.C., Salem, Mass.
Bearpath G. & C.C., Eden Prairie, Minn.
Bonnie Briar C.C., Larchmont, N.Y.
Worthington Hills C.C., Columbus, Ohio
Indiana C.C., Indiana, Pa.
Tuesday, May 30 (2)
Green Valley C.C., Green Valley, Calif.
Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.
Wednesday, May 31 (1)
Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Thursday, June 1 (1)
University of New Mexico Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M.
Monday, June 5 (6)
Wynlakes G. & C.C., Montgomery, Ala.
Encanterra C.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Adena G. & C.C., Ocala, Fla.
Aurora C.C., Aurora, Ill.
Deerwood Club, Kingwood, Texas
The Homestead (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va.
Tuesday, June 6 (1)
Wexford Plantation G.C., Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Wednesday, June 7 (1)
Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Ore.
Thursday, June 8 (3)
The Meadows G.C., Littleton, Colo.
Dunedin G.C., Dunedin, Fla.
Brentwood C.C., Brentwood, Tenn.
Friday, June 9 (1)
Meadowbrook C.C., Racine, Wis.
Tuesday, June 12 (5)
Vista Valley C.C., Vista, Calif.
St. Ives C.C., Johns Creek, Ga.
Argyle C.C., Silver Spring, Md.
Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C.
Bellingham G. & C.C., Bellingham, Wash.