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2012 US Open Qualifier: Tee Times, Pairings And More

Top amateurs and recreational players will battle in Glen Ellyn, Ill. for a chance to play in the 2012 US Open.

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 01: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the par 4 2nd hole during the second round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance on June 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 01: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the par 4 2nd hole during the second round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance on June 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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One of the joys of golf's US Open is that, technically speaking, any golfer in America has a chance to participate. The tournament has various a host of qualifying tournaments that allow amateurs, as well as recreational players with a handicap no greater than 1.4, to try and play their way into the field. The first round of those qualifying tournaments, dubbed as "local qualifying," took place in mid-May, and now the process is at the "sectional qualifying" stage, where the top players from the local qualifying tournaments compete in one of 11 tournaments to advance to the US Open proper.

One of those 11 sectional qualifiers takes place on Monday, June 4 at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn, in Glen Ellyn, Ill in suburban Chicago. It will feature the top players from local qualifiers across the midwest participating in a one-day, 36-hole tournament. The number of players that will advance from the qualifier, and the 10 other across the country, will be determined, according to the USGA, by the field's "numbers and strength."

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