It’s hard enough to survive one USGA qualifier. How about two? On consecutive days! Clark Dennis, 57, of Fort Worth, Texas, pulled off quite a feat on May 9 and 10. On May 9, Dennis carded a 5-under-par 66 to share medalist honors at a U.S. Open local qualifier at Squaw Creek Golf Club, in Willow Park, Texas. The next day, he put up another 66 (6 under) at Indian Creek Golf Club’s Creek Course in Carrollton to take medalist honors in a U.S. Senior Open qualifier.
Dennis is the first player to advance out of U.S. Open local qualifying and U.S. Senior Open qualifying in the same year since Skip Kendall in 2015. Kendall, however, did not advance out of U.S. Open final qualifying that year. Last year, Massachusetts native Fran Quinn qualified for the U.S. Open at the age of 57, but missed in his attempt to play the U.S. Senior Open, shooting a 74 at his qualifier.