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Sunday, 02 June 2019
Pebble Beach  (Getty Images)
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The draw for the US Open sectional qualifying taking place at Walton Heath Golf Club in England on Monday, June 3 is out with spots in the field for the US Open at Pebble Beach up for grabs.

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Sectional qualifying takes places across eight venues in the US, Canada and Walton Heath in England as players vie for a place in the field at Pebble Beach from June 13-16.

Among the players to watch out for at Walton Heath Golf Club (New and Old courses) are:-

             Gregory Bourdy, 37, of France, tied for 18th in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, his best finish. He also competed in 2012 at The Olympic Club and in 2017 at Erin Hills. Bourdy has won four times on the European Tour and led his country to a runner-up finish in the 2002 World Amateur Team Championship, held in Malaysia.

             Nicolas Colsaerts, 36, of Belgium, has played in four U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for 10th at Merion Golf Club in 2013. He made the cut for the first time in a major in the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club and went on to tie for 27th. Colsaerts, who represented his country in the 2016 Summer Olympics, has won twice on the European Tour.

             Ross Fisher, 38, of England, finished fifth in the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park (Black Course), his best effort in five championship appearances. Fisher has won five European Tour events, including the 2009 Volvo World Match Play at Wentworth. He was a member of the winning 2010 European Ryder Cup Team.

             Gregory Havret, 42, of France, was the runner-up to Graeme McDowell in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. He tied for 30th the following year at Congressional Country Club. Havret, who captured the French Amateur three times, owns three European Tour victories, including a playoff win over Phil Mickelson in the 2007 Barclays Scottish Open.

             Sam Horsfield, 22, of England, has played in 13 USGA championships, including the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Opens. Horsfield, who reached the Round of 16 in the 2016 U.S. Amateur, was the medalist in 2017 European Tour Qualifying School. A two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection at the University of Florida, Horsfield was chosen first-team All-American and SEC Freshman of the Year in 2016.

             Min Woo Lee, 20, of Australia, is in his first year as a professional and plays primarily on the European Tour. Lee, who competed in three U.S. Amateurs, defeated Noah Goodwin to win the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur. He became the fourth international champion and the first male Australian in 10 years to win a USGA title. His sister, Minjee, captured the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior and has won five LPGA Tour events, including this year’s LA Open.

             Alexander Levy, 28, of France, has competed in three U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for 27th in 2015 at Chambers Bay. Levy, the 2009 French Amateur champion, has won five European Tour events. Levy, whose parents are pharmacists, helped France claim the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship in Argentina.

             Andrew Johnston, 30, of England, has played in three U.S. Opens, finishing 62nd last year at Shinnecock Hills, tying for 42nd in 2017 at Erin Hills and tying for 54th in 2016 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Johnston, known as “Beef” since his youth, has won once on the PGA European Tour and twice on the Challenge Tour.

             Edoardo Molinari, 38, of Italy, is the older brother of reigning Open champion Francesco Molinari, who has competed in nine U.S. Opens. Edoardo won the 2005 U.S. Amateur at Merion Golf Club and became the first Italian to win the championship. He has played in three U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for 47th in 2010. Edoardo has won a combined nine titles on the European, Challenge and Japan tours.

             Thomas Pieters, 27, of Belgium, played in his lone U.S. Open in 2017 at Erin Hills. He has won three European Tour events and has three top-25 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, including a tie for 23rd in the PGA Championship. Pieters had a celebrated career at the University of Illinois and won the 2012 NCAA Division I individual championship. In 2013, he claimed the Big Ten Conference title and led the Illini to a runner-up finish in the NCAAs.

             Alfie Plant, 26, of England, earned the silver medal as the low amateur in the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Plant, who is in his second year as a professional, won the 2017 European Amateur Championship with a birdie on the fifth playoff hole. He was a member of the 2017 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team. Plant, who helped England finish second in the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship, has run a marathon, parachuted from a plane, bungee jumped and gone cage-diving among great white sharks.

             Richie Ramsay, 35, of Scotland, has played in three U.S. Opens, including last year at Shinnecock Hills. Ramsay, who has won three times on the European Tour and twice on the Challenge Tour, claimed the 2006 U.S. Amateur. He became the first Scot since 1898 to win the championship. He was a member of the 2005 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team.

             Jack Singh Brar, 22, of England, won on the Challenge Tour last September and finished sixth on the Order of Merit to earn a place on the European Tour in 2019. Singh Brar was a member of the 2017 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team. He won the 2017 Lytham Trophy and tied for second in the Brabazon Trophy and reached match play in both the U.S. Amateur and The Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A.

             Connor Syme, 23, of Scotland, won the Challenge Tour’s Turkish Airlines Challenge in a playoff on April 28 and has competed on the European Tour. Syme, a member of the 2017 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team, competed in the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and reached match play in The Amateur Championship. Syme advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2017 U.S. Amateur and won the 2016 Australian Amateur.

             Lee Westwood, 46, of England, has played in 18 U.S. Opens and has recorded nine top-25 finishes. He tied for third in 2008 at Torrey Pines Golf Course and in 2011 at Congressional Country Club. Westwood, who has competed on seven winning European Ryder Cup Teams, has compiled 24 victories on the European Tour and has 43 professional wins overall.

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