PHOENIX, MARYLAND – May 2, 2019 – Chesapeake Bay Golf Club’s Austin Barbin shot a 2-under par 69 at the 2019 U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland to clinch the 3rd qualifying spot and advance to the U.S. Open Sectionals at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland on June 3, 2019.
Austin Barbin was in a 3-for-1 playoff with Joey Lane and David Kocher – both tour Professionals on the PGA China Tour. Both Barbin and Kocher make par on the first hole (Hole #1, Par 5), with Lane making a bogey to become the 2nd alternate.
On the second playoff hole (Hole #9, Par 4), both Barbin and Kocher make par on this difficult par 4. On the final playoff hole, 196 yard Hole #3, Par 3, Barbin hits a 7 iron to 20 feet and two putts for the win. Kocher is 1st alternate.
Austin Barbin, an 18 year old senior at Red Lion Christian Academy in Bear, Delaware, will be attending and playing golf for the University of Maryland in the Fall.
U.S. Open Local Qualifying
In the Local U.S. Open Qualifying, there are 8,602 competing for 500 spots across the country. The 119th U.S. Open Championship will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California, June 10-16, 2019.