(OAKMONT, Pa.) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that one additional player has earned a full exemption into the 116th U.S. Open Championship, to be contested June 16-19 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, bringing the number of fully exempt players to 76. Additionally, five alternates from sectional qualifying were added to complete the 156-player field.
Edmondson, 25, of Cary, N.C., was the first alternate from the Jacksonville, Fla., sectional. He will play in his first U.S. Open. Edmondson played as a collegian at East Carolina University and competes on PGA Tour Canada’s Mackenzie Tour.
Finau, 26, of Lehi, Utah, was the first alternate from the Springfield, Ohio, sectional. He is competing in his second U.S. Open after tying for 14th with a 72-hole score 1-over-par 282 at Chambers Bay last year. Finau won the 2016 Puerto Rico Open, his first PGA Tour victory, by defeating Steve Marino with a birdie on the third playoff hole.
Foley, 29, of Somerville, N.J., is competing in his first U.S. Open. He was the first alternate from the Summit, N.J., sectional. Foley, who is one of 27 players who advanced to this year’s U.S. Open through both local and sectional qualifying, won the 2013 Panama Claro Championship on the Web.com Tour. He played at Penn State University and won the 2009 Sunnehanna Amateur.
Summerhays is playing in his third U.S. Open, with his best finish a tie for 27th last year at Chambers Bay. He was the first alternate from the Powell, Ohio, sectional qualifier. The 32-year-old from Fruit Heights, Utah, has played in 18 PGA Tour events and recorded seven top-25 finishes this season. Summerhays played Tony Finau in the final of the 2006 Utah Amateur, falling to Finau by a 3-and-2 margin.
Van Sickle, 29, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was the first alternate from the Rockville, Md., sectional qualifier. He is playing in his first U.S. Open. Van Sickle, a three-time All-America selection at Marquette University, won the 2007 Pennsylvania State Amateur and Pennsylvania State Open in 2007 and 2008.
There were 111 U.S. Open local qualifying sites that led to 12 sectional qualifiers, including international sites in Japan and England. Sectional qualifying in the United States took place at 10 sites on June 6. The USGA accepted 9,877 entries by the deadline of April 27, the third-highest total ever in championship history
Key to Player Exemptions:
- Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last 10 years (2006-15)
- Winner and runner-up of the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)
- Winner of the 2015 Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur)
- Winner of the 2015 Mark H. McCormack Medal (top-ranked in WAGR & must be an amateur)
- Winners of the Masters Tournament the last five years (2012-16)
- Winners of The Open Championship, conducted by the R&A, the last five years (2011-15)
- Winners of The PGA of America Championship the last five years (2011-15)
- Winners of The Players Championship the last three years (2014-16)
- Winner of the 2016 European Tour BMW PGA Championship
- Winner of the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship
- From the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place
- Those players who qualified for the season-ending 2015 Tour Championship
- Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of May 23, 2016
- Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of June 13, 2016
- Special exemptions selected by the USGA
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