ATHENS, G.A. — Two men with ties to the Georgia golf team earned spots in the U.S. Open on Monday (June 8th, 2015) during sectional qualifying tournaments.
Lee McCoy, who just completed his junior season with the Bulldogs, finished second at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, G.A. He carded a 13-under 131 to snare one of the sectional’s three spots.
At Germantown and Ridgeway Country Clubs in Memphis, T.N., former Bulldog and current PGA Tour standout Brian Harman came in sixth at 7-under 135. The top 10 players in Memphis were awarded berths.
Georgia already had five representatives in the U.S. Open based on their PGA Tour accomplishments and the World Golf Rankings – Erik Compton, Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd and Bubba Watson.
Kevin Kisner withdrew from his sectional in Ohio to rest his ailing back. After placing eighth in the Memorial on Sunday, Kisner moved to No. 57 in the WGR. If he stays in the top 60 after this week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic, he also will be invited to the U.S. Open.
Several others Bulldogs attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open on Monday but were unable to advance – former Bulldogs Ryuji Imada, Michael Parrott, Joey Garber, Harris English and Bryden Macpherson and signee David Mackey.