There’ll of course be some pros, but there’ll also be a number of players with NCGA ties at Monday’s U.S. Open Sectional at Lake Merced and Olympic Club. Here’s a primer heading into the action.
Stanford’s Cameron Wilson joined Sandy Tatum and Tiger Woods as the only Cardinal to earn medalist honors at the NCAA tournament. The lefty won with a birdie in a playoff.
The new Poppy Hills made its official tournament debut with the California Senior Women’s Amateur on Monday and Tuesday. Players compared the course to competing on a USGA-prepped venue.
Joey Burlison had never broken par. And then the 14-year-old eighth grader shot an 11-under 60.
Historic Sonoma Golf Club, located in Sonoma wine country, has been acquired by golf club operator Escalante. Legend Sam Snead once said that Sonoma Golf Club was his favorite course anywhere.
Junior Tour of Northern California players Lucy Li and Kathleen Scavo and alum Paige Lee all advanced to the U.S. Women’s Open. Li, at age 11, is the youngest qualifier ever.
Local qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst is in full swing at a number of sites throughout Northern California. Here’s a quick one-stop post to keep you all caught up.
Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson have been named finalists for the Ben Hogan Award. No Cardinal has ever won the award, created in 1990.
Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda, which hosts up to 150,000 rounds per year, is set to take on some new looks, including the Mif Albright par-3 executive course. The Jack Clark South Course will be redone by Rees Jones.
Opening today in San Francisco’s Mission District is Urban Putt, a creatively crafted 14-hole miniature golf course, complete with a restaurant and two bars.