Two former Gophers qualify for U.S. Open golf

  • Article by: BRIAN STENSAAS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 3, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Donald Constable and Clayton Rask moved on through sectional qualifying.


Donald Constable

Photo: Marco Garcia, Associated Press - Ap

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Playing more than 2,800 miles apart, former Gophers golfers Donald Constable and Clayton Rask survived “Golf’s Longest Day” together. The reward is a substantial one: A spot in this month’s U.S. Open.

The two were among more than 750 golfers who advanced out of local qualifying two weeks ago to Monday’s section stage held at 10 courses around the country.

Constable, of Excelsior, shot rounds of 72 and 69 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md, for a 3-under-par 141. A few hours later, Rask, of Otsego, finished his 36 hole grind with the same total at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore.

The scores were good enough for entries into the June 12-15 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C.

It will be the major championship debut for both Constable and Rask. Rask has played on PGA Tour Canada circuit since 2008 and played on the tour full time in 2011. Constable has also played on the lower-tier tours and earned his PGA Tour card for 2013 but did not make a cut in 16 events.

However, Constable has some good history at Pinehurst. He won the 2010 North & South match-play amateur championship there as the 31st seed of 64 players.

  • related content

  • Clayton Rask

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Miami - LP: B. Morris 4 FINAL
Washington - WP: M. Grace 6
NY Yankees - LP: C. Martin 1 FINAL
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 3
Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: A. Wood 2
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 5 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Los Angeles - LP: C. Hatcher 3 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: M. Blazek 4
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 9 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Socolovich 10
Oakland - LP: J. Hahn 7 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8
Texas - WP: K. Kela 2 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 1
Arizona 0 Postponed
Colorado 0
Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez 3 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker 2
San Diego - LP: T. Ross 0 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 2
Chicago 99 FINAL
Cleveland 92
LA Clippers 117 FINAL
Houston 101
NY Rangers 0 FINAL
Washington 1
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters