Sean Quinlivan

Devlin, Quinlivan and Rafferty in US Open sectionals

Sean QuinlivanTwo Ulstemen and a Kerryman will join the hundreds of hopefuls at 11 sectional qualifying sites across the United States on June 4 seeking a place in the US Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Former East of Ireland winner and Listowel native Sean Quinlivan will tee it up at Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey, Ballyena’s Chris Devlin goes at Springfield Country Club in Ohio, and Dungannon’s Fergal Rafferty at Lakeside Country Club in Houston, Texas.

8 into 21 doesn't go as Irish miss out on major spots

Chris Devlin qualified for the US Open at Torrey Pines in 2008 but narrowly missed out in Sectional Qualifying this year. Pic courtesy irishgolfclubgazette.blogspot.comThere was no luck for Ireland’s eight hopefuls in qualifying for The Open and the US Open at five venues on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday.

Eight Irishmen hoping for happy Mondays in Open and US Open qualifiers

Paul McGinley got a late call up for IFQ for the Open at Sunningdale Old and New today. Credit: www.golffile.ieEight Irishmen - four on each a side of the Atlantic - will bid for their places in final qualifying events for the next two majors today.

Paul McGinley got a late call up to join Shane Lowry, Michael Hoey and Gareth Maybin in International Final Qualifying for July’s Open Championship as part of a 96-man field seeking just 10 places at Royal St George’s in July.