May 23, 2012

 

OXFORD, Ohio – Three members of the Miami University men’s golf team recently participated in local qualifiers for the United States Open Championship. Rising senior Brett Tomfohrde shot a 68 at the Schaumburg Golf Club on May 14 to qualify for the Sectional round. He has been assigned to the Village Links of Glen Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, Ill. for his Sectional Tournament on June 4.

“I’m really excited for Brett as this will be great experience for him,” said Miami head coach Zac Zedrick. “He’ll be competing against players he sees on television as well as some of the best amateurs in the county, so it will be an incredible measuring stick for him.”

Approximately half of the 156 spots in the US Open (June 11-17) are earned through these Sectional qualifying tournaments. The United States Golf Association holds 13 events (11 in the United States, and one each in Japan and England). The Sectionals are one-day, 36-hole tournaments that will feature some of the top PGA professionals that aren’t otherwise exempt from qualifying taking on amateurs who qualified via the local qualifiers such as Tomfohrde did.

Mark MacDonald and Brantley Kushner also participated in local qualifiers, but were unable to advance. MacDonald shot a 75 at the Kinsale Golf and Field Club in Powell, Ohio on May 14, while Kushner shot an 82 at the Member’s Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md. on May 15.