July 11, 2016
Folsom resident and amateur Dennis Dachtler is headed to this year’s U.S. Senior Open.
Dachtler, who placed ninth at this year’s NCGA Senior Championship, posted a medalist-earning 2-under 70 in a qualifier held Monday at par-72 Rancho Murieta (North). Dachtler had five birdies and three bogeys.
Also earning an automatic berth into the championship proper was amateur David Capel. Capel advanced after shooting 71 and defeating pro Jayson Ray of North Fork in a playoff. Ray will be the first alternate.
The second alternate is professional Jeb Stuart of Folsom, who shot 72 and beat three other players in a playoff.
This year’s U.S. Senior Open will tee off August 11-14 at Scioto CC in Ohio.