The first of the USGA's local qualifiers in Texas for the U.S. Open was played this week at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving. The following golfers move on to the sectional qualifying level:
Stuart Deane, Arlington, 65
Brad Ott, Frisco, 66
Edward Loar, Dallas, 67
Jaxon Brigman, Frisco, 67
Todd Rossetti, Dallas, 67
Tyler Leon, Dallas, 67
Adam Rubinson, Benbrook, 68
Greg Chalmers, Irving, 68
Trent Leon, Dallas, 68
These two players are alternates:
Scott Gutschewski, Reston , Va. , 68
Shawn Devan, Carrollton, 68
Some of the recognizable names who failed to advance: Emlyn Aubrey, Brad Weesner, Joel Edwards, Kris Cox, B J Staten, Greg Sonnier, Steven Bowditch, Kelly Grunewald. This must have been one of the toughest local qualifying sites.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo shot 72. Former Steelers and Broncos quarterback Tommy Maddox shot 75. NHL great Brett Hull was entered, but withdrew.