May 22, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech sophomore Cameron Tringale became the third current or future Yellow Jackets’ player to win a U.S. Open local qualifying tournament Monday when he shot a 66 and earned co-medalist honors at the Flat Creek Club in Peachtree City, Ga.
Tringale joins Tech sophomore Adam Cohan of Wayne, Pa., who won a local qualifying event May 11 at Philmont Country Club in Huntington Valley, Pa., and incoming freshman William Miller of Venetia, Pa., who won the local qualifying tournament May 17 at Quicksilver Golf Club in Midway, Pa.
They advance to one of 13 sectional qualifying tournaments played on June 4 along with Tech senior Roberto Castro of Alpharetta, Ga., who qualified May 9 at the Old Overton Club in Birmingham, Ala., and 2002 All-American alumnus Matt Weibring of Plano, Texas, who advanced from the Richardson, Texas qualifier on May 14 at Sherrill Park Golf Club.
Exempt from local qualifying are alumni David Duval (a former British Open champion); Tripp Isenhour, Matt Kuchar and Bryce Molder (top 20 earnings list on the Nationwide Tour from 2006), Troy Matteson (PGA Tour winner and top 125 earnings list from 2006) and Nicholas Thompson (Nationwide Tour winner). Kuchar and Matteson also are exempt from local qualifying by virtue of their standing in the current top 100 of the 2007 PGA Tour earnings list.
Stewart Cink, a three-time All-American now playing on the PGA Tour, is exempt into the U.S. Open field as a result of his position on the final top 30 tour earnings list from 2006.
The 107th U.S. Open Championship will be held at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., June 14-17. Entries were open to any professional and to amateurs with USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 1.4. The U.S. Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.