ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Two Alpharetta natives will be among a field of the world’s best golfers this week at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Oliver Schniederjans and Chandler Eaton qualified for the tournament June 3 at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground. The U.S. Open runs June 13-16.
The Alpharetta natives were two of four golfers to qualify for the tournament in a 67-player field at Hawks Ridge.
Schniederjans, a Georgia Tech graduate, topped the field by shooting 11 under par over the two-day tournament, tying with Noah Norton of California. The 25-year old Tour pro has competed in 20 events in 2019 and has made the cut 10 times.
Schniederjans will enter the Open with experience in prestigious tournaments. His best finish of 2019 was 16th at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in March. He is ranked 162nd in the FedEx Cup standings.
Joining Schniederjans at Pebble Beach is 2016 Alpharetta High School graduate Chandler Eaton.
Eaton shot a nine-under-par 135 over at Hawks Ridge to tie for third and earn a spot in the U.S. Open.
Eaton, a junior at Duke University, is a two-time All-American who will compete at the Open as an amateur. Eaton placed 15th in the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship tournament on May 29.
Schniederjans and Eaton were among a large field of locals to compete at the sectional qualifiers last week. Andy Mao, who led Johns Creek High School’s boys golf team to its fourth straight state championship last month, failed to make the cut along with Atlanta Athletics Club’s Jordan Walor. Chattahoochee graduate Kane Whitehurst, Seth Reeves of Johns Creek and Chris Petefish of Cumming also fell short of qualifying for the Open.