2021 USGA Qualifying Schedule In Massachusetts - MASSGOLF

20 USGA Qualifiers To Take Place In Massachusetts During 2021 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 20, 2021

NORTON, Massachusetts – After 10 of the 14 United States Golf Association (USGA) Championships were canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the association is moving forward with all of its events in 2021. Last season only four USGA events were held — The U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Amateur — and entries only included exempt players. There was also qualifying for the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.

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Mike Calef, left, and Nick Maccario qualified for the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball last October at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield. (Mass Golf)

This season, Mass Golf will be hosting at least one qualifier for every USGA Championship at Member Clubs across the state, many of which were scheduled to host qualifiers last season.

One of the most sought-after events to qualify for this year will be for the U.S. Mid-Amateur, which is taking place this September at Sankaty Head Golf Club and Miacomet Golf Course on Nantucket island.

Participants must register for USGA events at www.usga.org, and requests for withdrawals and refunds must be done through the USGA. Questions about a specific local/final qualifier can be directed to Greg Howell, Manager of NEGA Operations & USGA Qualifying, at ghowell@massgolf.org or 774-430-9016.

“We are hopeful that the 2021 USGA qualifying procedure will allow for players across Massachusetts and the region to play their way into these prestigious Championships,” Howell said. “Our 2021 schedule includes many of the sites that were unable to showcase their club, course, and facilities in 2020 due to the cancelation of qualifying. Furthermore, we look forward to Sankaty Head and Miacomet  hosting the first of three USGA Championships in the Bay State over the next two seasons.”

The 2022 U.S. Open is scheduled to be held at The Country Club in Brookline, while the 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur will take place at The Kittansett Club in Marion.

The following contains important information and notes on each USGA Championship Qualifier taking place in Massachusetts:


CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

Ledgemont Country Club

u.s. open

Local Qualifier: May 3, Eastward Ho! (Chatham)

Local Qualifier: May 11, Ledgemont Country Club (Seekonk)

Local Qualifier: May 17, Crumpin-Fox (Bernardston)

Registration Open: February 22; Entries Close: April 14

Requirements: Any amateur or professional whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 1.4.

Final Qualifying: TBD, Multiple Locations

Championship Proper: June 17-20, Torrey Pines Golf Course (San Diego, California)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Joe Llyod (1897), Alex Ross (1907), Francis Ouimet (1913)

Notes: Eastward Ho!, a Mass Open qualifying site in the past, is scheduled to lead off the USGA qualifying slate in Massachusetts for the second straight year. … Crumpin-Fox last hosted a U.S. Open qualifier in 2017 and also hosted a USGA Junior & Girls’ Junior qualifier in 2018. … Ledgemont Country Club is located in Seekonk, but the qualifier will be hosted by the Rhode Island Golf Association (RIGA).

Event Home: usopen.com


u.s. senior open

Qualifier: June 9, Thorny Lea Golf Club (Brockton)

Registration Open: February 22; Entries Close: May 12

Requirements: Any amateur or professional with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 3.4 and has turned 50 years of age or older by July 8, 2021.

Championship Proper: July 8-11, Omaha Country Club (Omaha, Nebraska)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Allen Doyle (2005, 2006)

Notes: The club hosted U.S. Women’s Open qualifying in 2014 and last hosted a Senior U.S. Open qualifier in 2010.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–senior-open


u.s. junior amateur

Qualifier: June 22, George Wright Golf Course (Boston)

Registration Open: March 29; Entries Close: May 26

Requirements: Any male amateur who has not reached his 19th birthday by July 24, 2021, and whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 4.4.

Championship Proper: July 19-24, Country Club of North Carolina (Pinehurst, North Carolina)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Michael Thorbjornsen (2018)

Notes: This will be the fifth straight year Mass Golf has scheduled qualifiers for the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur on the same date and same course. … George Wright last hosted a USGA qualifier in 2016 for the U.S. Amateur.

Event Home: www.usga.org/2021/u-s–junior-amateur


Pinehills Golf Club

U.S. amateUR

Qualifier: July 6, Longmeadow Country Club (Longmeadow)

Qualifier: July 6, Crestwood Country Club (Rehoboth)

Qualifier: July 7, Pinehills Golf Club — Jones Course (Plymouth)

Registration Open: March 29; Entries Close: June 23

Requirements: Any amateur with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4.

Championship Proper: August 9-15, Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Francis Ouimet (1914, 1931), Jesse Guilford (1921), Ted Bishop (1946), Peter Uihlein (2010)

Notes: Longmeadow CC is scheduled to host a U.S. Amateur qualifier for the third straight year. It also hosted the Championship Proper for the 1995 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur and the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur. … Pinehills has been a U.S. Open qualifying site for the past four years. … Though it will take place in Massachusetts, the Rhode Island Golf Association (RIGA) will be hosting the qualifier at Crestwood CC.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–amateur


U.S. SENIOR amateur

Qualifier: August 3, Marshfield Country Club (Marshfield)

Registration Open: May 3; Entries Close: July 14

Requirements: Any amateur whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 7.4 and has turned 55 years of age by August 28, 2021.

Championship Proper: August 28-September 2, Country Club of Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Fred Wright (1956)

Notes: Marshfield hosted qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball in 2016. … The 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur will take place at The Kittansett Club in Marion, the site of the 2020 Mass Amateur.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–senior-amateur


The Ranch Golf Club

U.S. mid-amateur

Qualifier: August 11, The Ranch Golf Club (Southwick)

Qualifier: August 25, Bayberry Hills Golf Course (West Yarmouth)

Registration Open: May 3; Entries Close: August 4

Requirements: Any amateur whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 3.4 and has turned 25 years of age by September 25, 2021.

Championship Proper: September 25-30, Sankaty Head Golf Course (Siasconset) & Miacomet Golf Course (Nantucket)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Matt Parziale (2017)

Notes: The Ranch hosted U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying in 2014. … The 2021 U.S. Mid-Amateur will be the first USGA Championship held in Massachusetts since the 2017 U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–mid-amateur


U.S. AMATEUR FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP (2022)

Qualifier: August 23, GreatHorse (Hampden)

Qualifier: September 23, Wollaston Golf Club (Milton)

Registration Open: May 10; Entries Close: August 11

Requirements: Any amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 5.4. A side can be comprised of one or two players.

Championship Proper: May 14-18, 2022, Country Club of Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama)

Notes: GreatHorse, the site of the 2020 Mass Mid-Amateur, also hosted U.S. Four-Ball qualifying in 2016. … Wollaston hosted the 1992 U.S. Junior Amateur won by Tiger Woods.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–amateur-four-ball


women’s CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

u.s. women’s open

Qualifier: May 5, Dedham Country & Polo Club (Dedham)

Registration Open: February 22; Entries Close: April 14

Requirements: Female professionals and amateurs whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 2.4.

Championship Proper: June 3-6, The Olympic Club (San Francisco, California)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Pat Bradley (1981)

Notes: Dedham was the host site of the 1975 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–womens-open


Bass Rocks Golf Club

u.s. senior women’s open

Qualifier: June 15, Bass Rocks Golf Club (Gloucester)

Registration Open: March 29; Entries Close: June 16

Requirements: Female professionals and amateurs whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 7.4 and have reached age 50 by July 29, 2021.

Championship Proper (NEW DATES): July 29-August 1, Brooklawn Country Club (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Notes: Bass Rocks has hosted multiple qualifiers for events such as the Mass Amateur. … The Championship Proper is being held two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–senior-women-s-open


u.s. GIRLS’ JUNIOR AMATEUR

Qualifier: June 22, George Wright Golf Course (Boston)

Registration Open: March 29; Entries Close: May 19

Requirements: Any female amateur who has not reached her 19th birthday by July 17, 2021, and whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4.

Championship Proper: July 12-17, Columbia Country Club (Chevy Chase, Maryland)

Notes: This will be the fifth straight year Mass Golf has scheduled qualifiers for the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur on the same date and same course. … George Wright last hosted a USGA qualifier in 2016 for the U.S. Amateur.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–girls–junior


U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR

Qualifier: July 12, Boston Golf Club (Hingham)

Registration Open: March 29; Entries Close: June 16

Requirements: Any female amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 5.4.

Championship Proper: August 2-8, Westchester Country Club (Rye, New York)

Past Winners From Massachusetts: Pauline McKay (1905), Harriot Curtis (1906), Margaret Curtis (1907, 1911, 1912), Katherine Harley (1908-1914).

Notes: Boston Golf Club previously hosted qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball in 2018 and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball in 2017.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–women-s-amateur


Marshfield Country Club

U.S. SENIOR WOMEN’S AMATEUR

Qualifier: August 3, Marshfield Country Club (Marshfield)

Registration Open: May 3; Entries Close: July 14

Requirements: Any female amateur who has turned 50 years or old by September 10, 2021, and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 14.4.

Championship Proper: September 10-15, Lakewood Club (Point Clear, Alabama)

Notes: Marshfield hosted qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball in 2016. … The club is also hosting qualifying for the U.S. Senior Amateur.

Event Home: https://www.usga.org/2021/u-s–senior-women-s-amateur


Bayberry Hills Golf Course

U.S. WOMEN’S MID-AMATEUR

Qualifier: August 25, Bayberry Hills Golf Course (West Yarmouth)

Registration Open: May 3; Entries Close: August 4

Requirements: Any female amateur who has turned 25 as of September 25, 2021, and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4.

Championship Proper: September 25-30, Berkley Hall (Blufton, South Carolina)

Past Mass Golf champ: Marion Maney-McInerney (1992), Shannon Johnson (2018).

Notes: Bayberry Hills, the site of Mass Golf’s 2019 Amateur Public Links Championship, will also host the U.S. Senior Amateur qualifier.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–women-s-mid-amateur


U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR FOUR-BALL (2022)

Qualifier: October 18, Norfolk Golf Club (Westwood)

Registration Open: May 10; Entries Close: August 11

Requirements: Any female amateur golfer whose Handicap Index does not exceed 14.4. A side can be comprised of one or two golfers.

Championship Proper: TBD

Notes: Norfolk, which has hosted a handful of Mass Golf qualifiers over the past decade, is the only 9-hole course among the qualifying sites.

Event Home: usga.org/2021/u-s–women-s-amateur-four-ball