Four Players, Including Oregon's Bob Harrington and Bob Gilder, Advance to 2018 U.S. Senior Open
PORTLAND, Ore. – Four players – Jeff Gallagher (Henderson, Nev.), Bob Gilder (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Bob Harrington (Portland, Ore.) and Brian Mogg (Windermere, Fla.) – advanced to the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship after sectional qualifying was held Monday, June 11th at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore.
Monday’s qualifier was 18 holes, with the top four players advancing to this year’s Championship. A total of 91 players competed at Waverley CC.
Gallagher, a two-time Web.Com Tour champion, fired a 1-under par 70 to earn medalist honors on Monday. His round included four birdies, including three on the front nine. He maintained a solid score on the back nine, finishing as the only player to shoot under par.
Gilder is a six-time PGA Tour champion and 10-time winner on the Champions Tour. He is originally from Corvallis, Ore., and attended Corvallis High School before going to Arizona State University. He tied with Harrington and Mogg at even par 71 to tie for second at Monday’s qualifier.
Harrington is the reigning Oregon Senior Men’s Amateur champion, winning the title last September. He last qualified for a USGA event in 2016, when he made it to the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship. He’s had great success in OGA events over the years and currently sits on the OGA Executive Committee.
Mogg also qualified for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open through the Waverley Country Club sectional qualifier. Originally from Tacoma, Wash., Mogg runs the Brian Mogg Golf Academy, with seven locations world-wide.
Tim Hval (Portland, Ore.), head PGA Professional at Portland Golf Club, is the first alternate after shooting 2-over 73. George Mack Jr. (Sisters, Ore.), winner of the 1990 Oregon Amateur Championship, is second alternate.
The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will be played June 27-July 1 at The Broadmoor (East Course) in Colorado Springs, Colo.