U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifier to be Played June 10 at OGA Golf Course
The Oregon Golf Association will administer the 2019 U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifier Monday, June 10 at OGA Golf Course in Woodburn. Two players will advance to the championship proper set for June 26-30 at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.
There are 72 entrants – 42 professionals and 30 amateurs – in the sectional qualifier. The competitors are from 10 different states: Oregon (32), Washington (18), California (8), Nevada (4), Arizona and Utah (2), and Florida, Idaho, Illinois and Texas (1). There are also two competitors from Canada.
Notable competitors in this year’s field include Bob May (Las Vegas), who finished runner-up in three different PGA Tour events, and is most-known for finishing second at the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla, falling to Tiger Woods after a three-hole playoff.
A handful of competitors are looking to make a return trip to the U.S. Senior Open, with Michael Combs (Kennewick, Wash.), Bob Harrington (Portland), Scott Krieger (Portland) and Pat Fitzsimons (Las Vegas, Nev.) having qualified for the event in year’s past.
Fitzsimons, a Coos Bay native, registered 11 top-10 finishes in official PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major championships was a tie for ninth at the 1975 U.S. Open.