HAMBURG, N.Y. – Continuing his quest of competing at the highest level possible in the game he loves, Liam Friedman (Orchard Park, NY) is one weekend away from his first appearance at the U.S. Open, which will be hosted by Chambers Bay, in University Place, Washington.
Friedman, Hilbert College’s second-year golf coach, carded a 70 at Beechmount Country Club (Cleveland, OH) on May 12. He now prepares for his Sectional qualifying round which is at Old Oaks Country Club / Century Country Club on June 8. The one-day, 36-hole event is golf’s longest day of play and is a test of skill and endurance.
Live scoring will be available via the U.S. Open website (click here).
With only four of approximately 60 players advancing at this site and a high caliber of competition (one competitor is a former U.S. Open champion), Friedman will need to shoot two low rounds to advance.
The Lackawanna native is no stranger to pressure having competed on Big Break Greenbrier in 2012 and leading his Methodist University men’s golf team to the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championship. In 2011, Friedman became the Western New York PGA Champion and qualified for the 2012 PGA Club Professional Championship.
The U.S. Open, held June 15-21 this year, marks the first time this level of event will be played in the Pacific Northwest.