Woolsey Medals in U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Meridian Valley

Noah Woolsey of Pleasanton, Calif. shot 6-under 66 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 96 players who competed today in U.S. Open Local qualifying at the par-72 Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Wash.

Along with Woolsey, five other players will also advance from this local qualifier to the Sectional qualifier. Those five include Zack Overstreet of Issaquah, Wash., who shot 4-under 68; and Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash., Devin Carrey of The Woodlands, Tex., Christopher Evans of Bermuda Dunes, Calif., and Keith Bennett of Seattle, Wash., all of whom shot 3-under 69s.

Woolsey, an amateur and freshman on the University of Washington men’s golf team, had four birdies on the front nine, making the turn at 4-under, and added two more birdies on the back nine. His bogey-free round clinched medalist honors.

Prior to joining the UW program, Woolsey qualified for the 2015 U.S. Amateur, 2017 U.S. Junior, and 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. He competed in all 11 tournaments as a freshman at the UW, finishing in the top three on his team in their final eight events.

The 2018 U.S. Open Championship will be held June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this local qualifier for the U.S. Open Championship.

For hole-by-hole scoring of this Local qualifier, click here.

The USGA accepted a total of 9,049 entries for the 2018 U.S. Open Championship. The entries came from golfers in all 50 states, including 408 from New York, as well as the District of Columbia and 80 foreign countries.

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 at 111 sites in the United States, and one in Canada, is taking place between April 3-May 17. Sectional qualifying will be contested over 36 holes and held in England and at 10 sites throughout the U.S. on Monday, June 4, as well as on May 21 in Japan.