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Sport USGA receives 9,485 entries for 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills

02:19  28 april  2017
02:19  28 april  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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Registration for the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills closed Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET, and now 9,485 golfers will begin their quest to win the year's second major in June.

The governing body accepted applications from all 50 states and 66 foreign countries, resulting in the fifth-highest number of entries in tournament history.

"The number of entries received underscores the worldwide interest in competing in the U.S. Open Championship and on golf's grandest stage," USGA Championship Committee chairman Stuart Francis said in a statement. "We look forward to conducting local and sectional qualifying and to hosting the U.S. Open at both Erin Hills and in Wisconsin for the first time on June 15-18."

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A player must hold a 1.4 Handicap Index or be a professional to be eligible to qualify at one of the 113 local qualifying sites. Eleven previous champions, including Jordan Spieth, filled out an application, but are exempt from having to qualify due to their victories.

David Zeisse, a caddie from Erin Hills, was the first to apply this year, submitting his application at 9:01 a.m. ET on March 8, while Lance Richards, a pro from Utah, got his form in 11 second before the deadline.

The second stage, Sectional qualifying, takes place Monday, May 29, over 10 sites in the U.S. There's also one in England, and another in Japan.

Erin Hills has never hosted a major championship, and it will mark the first time the U.S. Open has been played in Wisconsin.

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