April 25, 2013

Record Entries for 113th U.S. Open

Total of 9,860 entries received for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship

The United States Golf Association received a record number of entries for the 2013 US Open Championship, totaling 9,860.  This surpasses the previous mark of 9,086 set in 2009 when the Championship was help at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York.

The Florida State Golf Association has received the fields for the Local stage of qualifying for the 113th US Open Championship. For the 16 sites administered in Florida, the FSGA received 1,256 entries which is approximately 12.7% of all entries.  That is the largest number of entrants through Florida since 2002 when the Championship was first conducted at Bethpage State Park in New York.  Approximately, one of every eight persons who attempts to qualify will go through the Sunshine State. 

Local qualifying will kick off on Friday, May 3 at Admiral's Cove in Jupiter, FL.  The Golf Channel will be present at multiple qualifiers, and will have a satellite truck on hand with live coverage for "Morning Drive" as the qualifier in Jupiter kicks off the national schedule as the first site in the nation to play. 

The U.S. Open will be held for the fifth time at Merion on June 13-16. To be eligible, a player must have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional. Local qualifying, which will be played over 18 holes at 111 sites in the United States, will take place between May 3-16. 

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