Live Blog: 2024 U.S. Open Final Qualifying - MASSGOLF

A Running Log Of Updates From Monday’s U.S. Open Final Qualifying

For the past three years, at least one golfer from Massachusetts has advanced to the U.S. Open through what is dubbed “Golf’s Longest Day.” This year, 15 Bay Staters are competing for a coveted spot at Pinehurst for the 124th U.S. Open. They are scattered through four of the ten 36-hole U.S. Open Final Qualifying tournaments that are taking place throughout North America.

Mass Golf’s Stephen Hanjack is providing coverage on the ground at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey where eleven local professionals and amateurs are giving it their best shot at qualifying. Golfers from Massachusetts will also be featured in the fields at Woodmont Country Club (Maryland), Springfield Country Club (Ohio), and Pronghorn Golf Club. (Oregon).

Check back to this page (and refresh) for continuous updates on all the golfers from Massachusetts competing across the country. We’ll also have updates on our social media accounts: @PlayMassGolf on Instagram, X, and Facebook.

Live Scoring: Canoe Brook (NJ) | Woodmont CC (MD) | Springfield CC (OH) | Pronghorn (OR)

— 7:30 p.m. —

It’s looking like Will Frodigh will finish with the best individual score today among Massachusetts players. He’s 3-under total with two holes to play. However, he’s currently four strokes off the projected cut of 7-under at Springfield Country Club in Ohio.

In Maryland, Steven DiLisio and Ray Dennehy finished 2-over and 6-over, respectively, to miss the cut. In Oregon, Liam Gill is 11-over with nine holes to play.

— 6:00 p.m. —

Unfortunately, Massachusetts will not have a qualifier out of Canoe Brook. However, Ryan Downes put together an excellent second round of 3-under 67, making five birdies on the South Course.

Downes’ performance is one of several takeaways from today’s event. Stephen Hanjack, who was on site all day, presents Five Big Things from U.S. Open Final Qualifying.


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— 4:25 p.m. —

Will Frodigh is keeping his hopes alive out in Ohio. He is 1-under through 22 holes played today, which puts him at T21, but he still needs to go on a big run to get into that top four (currently 5-under).

— 2:30 p.m. —

Matt Cowgill is still leading the Massachusetts contingent at Canoe Brook. He shot 1-under 71 in the opening round on the North Course, including a nifty up-and-down for birdie.

Elsewhere, Stephen DiLisio and Liam Gill both sit at T11 in Maryland and Oregon, respectively. Will Frodigh, playing at Ohio’s Springfield Country Club shot even-par 70 in the opening round and sits at T25.

We’re creeping up on crunch time, but there’s still a lot of golf to be played.

— 1:15 p.m. —

Stephen DiLisio shoots even-par 71 in his opening round at Woodmont, placing his T16 at the moment.

Out on the West Coast, Wayland’s Liam Gill is the final Massachusetts golfer to tee off today. He made par on his first five holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pronghorn Golf Course in Oregon. Gill attends Seattle University and made it to Final Qualifying through Local Qualifying in Washington State.

— 11:55 a.m. —

It hasn’t been the best start for 2023 New England Amateur champion Joey Lenane, but the N.C. State standout sinks an eagle on the 18th of Canoe Brook’s North Course to finish the opening round at 4-over 76. The first 18 holes are complete, and the entire pack of Massachusetts golfers will need to rally if they want to contend for one of the four spots.

— 10:55 a.m. —

Talk about a true solo effort. Arthur Zelmati, the 2020 Mass Mid-Amateur champion, is playing sans caddy today and his lugging his own bag around the golf course. Though his attribution is listed as France, Zelmati lives in Boston and plays out of George Wright Golf Course.

— 10:30 a.m. —

Nice opening nine for former pro Matthew Cowgill. The Weston native and past winner of the Mass Amateur Public Links Championship, shot a bogey-free 2-under on the front nine of the North course, good for T5 at the moment. Remember there are four spots up for grabs today.

Meanwhile in Maryland, former Duke standout Steven Dilisio (Swampscott), the 2019 Mass Amateur champion, has put himself in the mix with an eagle on the 15th. He’s 3-under at the turn, good enough for solo third. Only three spots are available in this qualifier.

— 10:20 a.m. —

Owen Quinn is just one of many storylines we’ll be following today. Two years ago, his father Fran Quinn qualified for the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline at the age of 57.

— 9:00 a.m. —

Earlier today we learned that Michael Thorbjornsen has officially declared his status as a professional golfer. If he qualifies for his 4th U.S. Open it’ll be the first time he can earn prize money. So far he is 1-under through the first 8 holes.

— 7:00 a.m. —

The sun has risen on golf’s longest day! Today some of the game’s budding talents will try to play their way into the U.S. Open, which begins June 13 at Pinehurst.

Most of our locals are in New Jersey, including Wellesley’s Michael Thorbjornsen, who was medalist of this event in 2023 and has competed in three U.S. Opens previously (2019, 2022, 2023). He also finished No. 1 in the 2024 PGA Tour University standings, and upon turning professional, will have his PGA Tour card through the 2025 season.

Here’s a look at our state’s golfers who we will be updating you throughout the day, along with when and where they will tee it up: 

Canoe Brook CC (New Jersey) – 72 players for 4 spots

(North Course/South Course)

a-Alex Landry – 7:00a/12:30p

Alejandro Soto – 7:40a/1:10p

a-Ryan Downes – 7:50a/1:20p

Owen Quinn – 7:50a/1:20p

a-Joey Lenane – 8:00a/1:30p

Arthur Zelmati – 8:10a/1:40p

a-Matthew Cowgill – 8:20a/1:50p

(South Course/North Course)

Eric Barlow – 7:10a/12:40p

a-Nick Maccario – 7:10a/12:40p

Michael Thorbjornsen – 7:10a/12:40p

Chris Tallman – 8:20a/1:50p

Woodmont CC (MD) – 64 players for 3 spots

a-Ray Dennehy – 7:59a/1:34p

Steven DiLisio – 8:10a/1:45p

Springfield CC (OH) – 64 players for 4 spots

Will Frodigh – 8:15a/1:45p

Pronghorn GC (OR) – 44 players for 2 spots

a-Liam Gill – 11:36a/4:36p ET

*a- denotes amateur