CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia All-American golfer Denny McCarthy qualified for the 2022 U.S. Open Monday (June 6) during a qualifying event in Columbus, Ohio. He posted rounds of 69 and 67 for a 36-hole total of 7-under 136. The event was contested at the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club and the Kinsale Golf and Fitness club.
On Sunday, McCarthy tied for fifth on the PGATour’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. It was his best finish on the tour this year and his third top-10 finish of the season. A native of Rockville, Md., McCarthy is currently ranked No. 43 in the FedEx Cup standings.
This will be McCarthy’s sixth appearance at a major championship. He played in the U.S. Open in 2015 and 2016 and the PGA Championship in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
This year’s U.S. Open takes place June 13-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. NBC and Golf Channel will provide broadcast coverage of the event.
Several other former Cavaliers came close to joining McCarthy in the field.
Derek Bard is the number-two alternate for the qualifying tournament that took place in Milton, Ontario at RattleSnake Point Golf Club. He shot 7-under with rounds of 68 and 67.
Steve Marino tied for fifth in the qualifier at The Club at Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter, Fla. He shot 69 and 71 for a 2-under finish, missing out on one of the four qualifying spots by one stroke.
Incoming UVA freshman Ben James also narrowly missed qualifying from the Purchase, N.Y. site. He tied for third, but did not advance in an 8-for-3 playoff. James shot 2-under with rounds of 70 and 68 at Century Country Club and Oaks Country Club.