SUWANEE, Ga. - Spalding High sophomore Henry Mabbett Jr., was one of three with local ties who tried to make the cut in a local qualify Monday at The River Club for the upcoming U.S. Open.
Mabbett, who won the Class AAA state championship earlier this month, as well as former Griffin Country Club pro Brian Dixon - himself a former NCAA Division II champion - and two-time Griffin Classic winner Tim Weinhart were in the field of 126.
Only the top eight were chosen to advance, while two alternates were named. None of the three with local ties made it, though Weinhart, a pro, shot a 73 to miss the cut by two strokes on the 7,079-yard, par-70 layout. Dixon, also a pro, shot an 81 to finish tied for 64th, while Mabbett shot a 91 to finish tied for 104th.
The U.S. Open will be played June 18-21 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.