Pepperdine’s Mouw Is Medalist in U.S. Open Qualifying at the Olympic Club

William Mouw of Chino and Pepperdine earned medalist honors by five strokes in the United States Open final qualifying event on the famed Ocean Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

The 122nd U. S. Open will be played on June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Mouw (pictured), who will be a senior for the Waves next season, posted a score of 67-63—130, 12-under-par, while Charles Reiter of Palm Desert and the University of San Diego was second at 66-69—135.

“I played with some really nice guys today and I had fun with my caddy out there,” said Mouw, whose margin of victory was the largest in all 11 final qualifiers. “I just stayed in the present and enjoyed getting to play golf out here at The Olympic Club.”

Said Reiter, who shot 8-under 28 on the back nine in the afternoon round: “I didn’t even realize it until I was on 18 when I made the putt there. I thought I had shot 29 but then I remembered it was a par 36. It was pretty cool. I was just patient and knew that I had a lot of holes left. I didn’t really miss a putt on that back nine.”

Luke Gannon of Mahomet, Ill., shot 68-68—136 to tie for third with Taylor Montgomery of Las Vegas, who finished at 67-69—136, and Jesse Mueller of Phoenix, who wound up at 69-67—136.

Those five earned berths in the U.S. Open.

Spencer Levin was the first alternate at the Olympic Club with a score of 70-67—137, while Dylan Menante of Carlsbad and Pepperdine earned the second alternate spot by shooting 66-71—137.

Joseph Bramlett of Saratoga and Stanford led qualifying on the North Course at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., with a score of 66-70—136, 8-under, followed by Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C., at 66-72—138, while Kevin Chappell of Fresno and UCLA, shot 69-72—141 to tie for third with Andrew Beckler of Topeka, Kan., who also finished at 69-72—141.

Kurt Kitayama of Chico and UNLV was the medalist at Lakewood Country Club and Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas at 65-66—131, 11-under, finishing in a tie with Matthew NeSmith of Aiken, S.C., who totaled 62-69—131, Jinichiro Kozuma of Japan, who wound up at 68-63—131, and Sean Crocker of Westlake Village and USC, who came in at 64-67—131.

Isaiah Salinda of South San Francisco and Stanford totaled 68-68—136 to tie for medalist honors and earn one of three spots available on the Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend, Ore.

Patrick Rodgers of Stanford shot 70-67—137, 6-under, and wound up in a tie for ninth with Andrew Putnam of Pepperdine, who shot 68-69, as they earned two of the 13 spots available at Kinsdale Golf and Fitness Club and Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita finished at 67-68—135, 5-under, to tie for third and claim one of 15 spots available at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ohio.

For complete results at all 11 final U.S. qualifying sites, visit

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