Brewster, Wash. – Brian Mogg of Issaquah, Wash., Matt Marshall of Yamhill, Ore. and Daniel Kim of Mukilteo, Wash. each shot 7-under-par 64 to earn co-medalist honors in leading the field of 88 players who competed today in U.S. Open Local qualifying at the par-71 Gamble Sands course in Brewster, Wash.
Along with Mogg, Marshall and Kim, the two other players will also advance from this Local qualifier to the Final qualifier are Nicklaus Chiam of Singapore and Andrew Von Lossow of Spokane, Wash., who each shot 5-under 66.
Mogg starred on the Washington State University men’s golf team. He graduated in 2018 and turned pro shortly after. He is familiar with the Gamble Sands course, where he had shot a 65 in the second round of the 2018 Washington Men’s Amateur and had the lead going into that championship’s final round.
Marshall is a 36-year-old professional who, in 2016, made it through the qualifying rounds to earn a spot in that year’s U.S. Open, where he would make the cut and finish tied for 61st. Prior to that, he spent seven years on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada.
Just 17, Kim is a regular competitor on the Washington Junior Golf Association circuit. In 2018, at age 14, he qualified to play in the Washington Men’s Amateur, held that year at Gamble Sands. He won the 2018 WJGA State Championship, and that year was named the WJGA Player of the Year.
Originally from Singapore, Chiam is a fifth-year senior on the men’s golf team at Washington State University, where last year he led the team in scoring average.
Last month, Von Lossow won the Washington Champion of Champions, competing against club champions from throughout the state. In 2018, he made it through Local U.S. Open qualifying. A fan of playing hickory golf, Von Lossow won the 2019 Spokane Hickory Open.
The 2021 U.S. Open Championship will be held June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) in San Diego, Calif.
Washington Golf (WA Golf) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this Local qualifier for the U.S. Open Championship.
To be eligible, golfers must either be a professional, or be an amateur with a Handicap Index of 1.4 or less.
Local qualifying, which is played over 18 holes, is taking place around the U.S. between April 26-May 17. Final qualifying will be contested over 36 holes and held in Texas and Japan on May 24, and at nine sites throughout the U.S. on Monday, June 7. In the Pacific Northwest, Final qualifying will be held at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash.