(THE COLONY, Texas) - Old American Golf Club - the Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard design just north of Dallas - will host U.S. Open qualifying May 14.
Participants will play 18 holes at Old American with the chance of advancing to sectional qualifying, and then to the 2012 U.S. Open June 14-17 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Professionals and amateurs with a handicap index of 1.4 or lower are eligible to register for qualifying.
"The U.S. Open is the crown jewel of American golf and we are honored to play a role in the championship," says Mike McCabe, general manager. "Old American has become a high profile location for PGA TOUR players to hone their competitive skills on a course that reflects PGA caliber shot making."
Nathan Green, winner of the 2009 RBC Canadian Open, holds the course record at Old American. Green fired a 4-under-par 67 in February, breaking the previous record of 68 held by Leonard and K.J. Choi. Other pros who've played Old American include Y.E. Yang, Rod Pampling, John Senden, Steven Bowditch, and Paul Stankowski.
Since opening in September 2010, Old American has garnered an impressive list of accolades, including being recognized by Golfweek as "Best Residential" and among its "Best Courses You Can Play." It was also named "Best New" by GOLF Magazine, LINKS Magazine, Golfweek and AVID Golfer.
For more information on Old American: (972) 370-4653, www.oldamericangolfclub.com.