With the calendar turning to March it means the Masters is just around the corner (42 days to be exact). However, some local golfers will now be turning their attention the sesaon's second major and our National Championship: The U.S. Open.
The USGA on Tuesday announced their list of dates and locations for ther local qualifying events. Standing out on the list is two local South Florida courses in Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart and the East Course at Admirals Cove in Jupiter.
Admirals Cove has long been a local qualifying spot for the USGA, while Willoughby adds its name to the list of spots in 2015.
Normally, the Admirals Cove qualifier signifies the start of the qualifying season, however this year it will be the third event on the schedule, being held on Friday, May 8th. Willoughby will host their qualifier three days later on Monday the 11th.
A total of 111 qualifiers will be played in 43 different states from May 4-21, followed by a series of 12 sectional qualifiers. The U.S. Open will be held June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
Online player registration for the 2015 U.S. Open will begin in the first week of March. For more information on qualifying locations or to register for a qualifier, visit the USGA's website at www.champs.usga.org.