May 20, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Cameron Tringale and Taylor Hall advanced through local qualifyling Monday for the 2008 U.S. Open golf championship, shooting 67 and 68, respectively, at Whitewater Creek Country Club in Fayetteville, Ga.
Tringale and Hall, both rising seniors at Tech, were among five players to advance from a field of 77 players Monday. They will participate next in one of 14 sectional qualifying events, which consist of 36 holes of stoke play to be conducted at 14 locations around the country May 28 and June 2. Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek in Roswell will host a sectional qualifier on June 2.
Tech alumnus Stewart Cink, by virtue of his place among the top 30 money earners on the PGA Tour in 2007, is exempt into the U.S. Open field. He is currently third on the 2008 money list, and the top 10 players on this year’s list as of May 26 will be exempt.
The 108th U.S. Open Championship will be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., June 12-15. 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.