BC's Adam Hadwin Qualifies To Play In Next Week’s U.S. Open At Torrey Pines
BC's Adam Hadwin Has Qualified To Play In The U.S. Open At Torrey Pines Next Week - File Photo
By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf
Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin has played his way into what will be his sixth U.S. Open Championship.
Hadwin returned Tuesday morning to finish his 36-hole qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, which had been delayed by weather on Monday. Hadwin had just one hole left to play. He made a par to finish at seven-under par and in a four-way tie for ninth spot.
Sixteen players advanced from the Columbus site and earned a spot in the U.S. Open, which will be played June 17-20 at Torrey Pines’ South Course in La Jolla, Calif.
It was a nice rebound for Hadwin, who had missed the cut at the Memorial tourney this past week in the Columbus area. He opened the qualifier with a two-under 70, but then caught fire early in his second round when he started with three straight birdies. He ended up shooting a five-under 67.
Hadwin has made the cut in three of his five previous U.S. Opens. His best finish came in his first one, way back in 2011 and long before he had PGA TOUR status. He tied for 39th in that event played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
He also made the cut in 2017 at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis., where he tied for 60th, and last year when he was 54th at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y. His missed cuts came in 2013 and 2018.
Hadwin will be joined at Torrey Pines by fellow Canadians Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., and Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton. Pendrith, a Korn Ferry Tour regular who will earn a promotion to the PGA TOUR next season, topped the field at a qualifier in Rockville, Md. with a 36-hole score of eight-under. Conners and Hughes were both exempt from qualifying.
Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor failed to advance from the Columbus site, as did Coquitlam amateur Henry Lee. Merritt’s Roger Sloan failed to advance from the Rockville, Md. site. Former B.C. Amateur champion Nolan Thoroughgood of Victoria missed qualifying at a site in Richland, Wash., where only two spots were available. Thoroughgood shot rounds of 74 and 72 to miss a playoff by six shots.
Hadwin has seen plenty of Torrey Pines during his time on the PGA TOUR. Torrey’s South and North courses play host to the annual Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA TOUR in late January. Hadwin tied for 18th at this year’s tournament at Torrey.