11 Jan '18, 8pm

The USGA posted a great story on Sacramento native Cameron Champ

Full of confidence from a successful college campaign and free of doubt that his body would fail him, Champ joined 9,484 hopefuls in filing an entry to compete in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. For the vast majority of golfers who dream of playing on golf’s grandest stage, the journey consists of a two-stage qualifying process: 18-hole local qualifying followed by 36-hole sectional qualifying. Perhaps no one represented the “open” nature of the U.S. Open more than Champ in 2017. Of the 156 players at Erin Hills, more than half (79) earned their spot via qualifying. Champ was one of 21 players to advance through both local and sectional qualifying. For Champ, the qualifying process started on May 9 with local qualifying at Wolfdancer Golf Club in Cedar Creek, Texas. In a field of 133, the top eight players would advance to sectional qualifying. On the 18th green, Champ stood ...

Full article: http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/articles/2018/...

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