FACT SHEET — U.S. Open Local Qualifier
(Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, N.Y.
Cherry Valley Club was designed by Devereux Emmet, a pioneering American golf architect who was responsible for more than 150 courses worldwide. The club, which is located in Nassau County, opened for play in 1916.
2018 U.S. Open Championship – Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y. (June 14-17, 2018)
U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying – 10 U.S. Sites and England (Monday, June 4)
Total: 142 players (70 amateurs, 72 professionals) … playing for eight (8) qualifying spots …
Countries (7): United States (136) – New York (93), New Jersey (12), Connecticut (10), North Carolina (4), California (3), Florida (3), Massachusetts (3), New Hampshire (2), Arizona (1), Hawaii (1), Maine (1), ew Mexico (1), Pennsylvania (1), Vermont (1)
Austria (1), England (1), France (1), Republic of Ireland (1), Japan (1) and Sweden (1)
Youngest: 16-year-old Anthony Mazzella, Farmingdale, N.Y. (born 11-4-01)
Oldest: 60-year-old Charles Bolling, of Glen Cove, N.Y. (born 11-15-57)
Average Age of Field: 31.56 (34 players over age 40)
Groupings and Tee Times
Charles Bolling, 60, of Glen Cove, N.Y., is the oldest player in the field. Bolling, the former club professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club, in Lake Success, N.Y., has competed in four U.S. Opens, two U.S. Amateurs, one U.S. Senior Open and one U.S. Junior Amateur. A second-team All-American at Duke University, he became the first American to win the South African Open in 1983. He claimed the 1980 Pennsylvania Amateur and 1978 Philadelphia Amateur.
Kevin Foley, 30, of Somerville, N.J., competed in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Foley won the Web.com Tour’s Panama Claro Championship in 2013 and went on to earn his PGA Tour card. Foley was a first-team All-Big Ten Conference performer at Penn State University and won the 2009 Sunnehanna Amateur.
Roger Hoit, 54, of Summit, N.J., has competed in 10 USGA championships, including the 2015 U.S. Senior Open, six U.S. Mid-Amateurs and two U.S. Amateurs. Hoit, who is employed as an investment banker, is a photographer whose work has been shown at a Brooklyn (N.Y.) art gallery.
James Mastaglio, 42, of Garden City, N.Y., was an All-Ivy League basketball guard at Princeton University who played on three NCAA Tournament squads. The Tigers won a pair of first-round games, including a 1996 upset of defending champion UCLA. Mastaglio, who works as a proprietary trader, is a four-time club champion at Cherry Valley Club.
Ethan Ng, 18, of New York, N.Y., will attend Stanford University in the fall of 2018. He competed in the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur and 2016 U.S. Amateur. He was the runner-up to Steward Hagestad in the 2016 Met Amateur, losing the final in 38 holes. Ng was fourth in last year’s New York State Amateur.
Anthony Mazzella, 16, of Farmingdale, N.Y., is the youngest player in the field. He earned All-Nassau County honors and led Farmingdale High School to a 10-2 Conference IV record in the fall of 2017.
Josh Rackley, 28, of Wilmington, N.C., is in his third year as the assistant professional at Tam O’Shanter Country Club, in Brookville, N.Y. Rackley won last year’s Met Open after serving as caddie to 2016 champion Mark Brown, his boss and head pro at Tam O’Shanter. Rackley carded a winning score of 6-under 207 at Hollywood Golf Club, in Deal, N.J.
Timothy Schmitt, 47, of Garden City, N.Y., has played in two U.S. Amateurs (1997, 2004) and competed in the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner James Mastaglio at The Olympic Club, in San Francisco, in 2015. His father, John, was the starting center on the New York Jets’ Super Bowl III championship team.
Cameron Wilson, 25, of Rowayton, Conn., has played in two U.S. Opens, including qualifying through both stages as an amateur in 2012. Wilson, who has competed on the Web.com Tour, won the 2014 NCAA Division I individual championship. As a senior at Stanford University, he was a first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection. He is ambidextrous but plays golf left-handed. His twin sister, McKenzie, was a member of the Stanford sailing team.
David Young, 56, of Scarborough, N.Y., is the head professional at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. He won the 2016 Met PGA Senior Match Play Championship. His son, Cameron, advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying on May 7 at Essex County Country Club, in West Orange, N.J. Cameron is a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a member of the Wake Forest University team.