June 9, 2015
Rockville, Md. – A week after competing at the NCAA Golf Championships, Cavalier golfer Denny McCarthy earned a spot in the field for the USGA’s 2015 U.S. Open Championship. Playing in his hometown of Rockville, Md., McCarthy was co-medalist at the Sectional Qualifier held at Woodmont Country Club.
McCarthy shot 6-under 138, posting rounds of 70 and 68. He shared medalist honors with Billy Hurley III of Annapolis, Md., a 2005 USA Walker Cup competitor and 2004 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
This marks the first time McCarthy has earned a spot at the U.S. Open. He was able to skip the local qualifying round thanks to an exemption he earned after reaching the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship. He is no stranger to the USGA ranks. Last fall he helped the USA claim the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan.
This year’s U.S. Open takes place June 15-21 at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Park, Wash. There were 10 sectional qualifiers held on Monday to help complete the field. Two other international qualifiers, one in England and one in Japan, will take place on May 25. Only three competitors from the 56-player field advanced from the Woodmont Country Club site.