May 15, 2017
Professional Steve Watanabe, who’s based at The Bridges GC, and two others are headed to Sectional Qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open.
Watanabe was medalist, shooting a 1-under 71 in an 18-hole local qualifier held Monday at par-72 Fountaingrove GC. He’d card four birdies and three bogeys.
Fellow pros Bryan Martin and Dodge Kemmer claimed the final two other automatic spots after coming in with matching scores of 72.
Amateur Jeff Wilson of Fairfield is the first alternate after a 73. The second alternate spot went to amateur Alex Franklin at 74.