Local qualifying for the 2016 U. S. Open Championship concluded just before dark at the the Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, Maryland. A field of 144 players competed for 8 spots in sectional qualifying on June 6. Ben Warnquist took the low score medal with a brilliant 67 (-5).
Warnquist was followed by Joe Lane (68), Michael Demorat (68), Patrick Cover (69), Scott Shingler, Sean Bosdosh, and Zachary Oakley (70). David Lamb and Bennett Wisner, both at 71, played off for the final spot. Lamb prevailed on the first play-off hole.
Foul weather moved through the area for most of the middle of the day, with dropping temperatures, light rain showers, and shifting winds. The changing conditions were too much handle for many in the field.
The eight qualifiers now advance to sectional qualifying, with most of them going to Woodmont CC in Rockville on Monday, June 6.
To view the results, click on schedule and scroll down to the US Open local links and click on results.