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HHI’s Long Cove Club added as U.S. Open final qualifying site

Another golf event is coming to the Lowcountry as a result of the RBC Canadian Open being cancelled in 2021.
Courtesy: USGA
Courtesy: USGA
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 5:13 PM EDT
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HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WTOC) - Another golf event is coming to the Lowcountry as a result of the RBC Canadian Open being cancelled in 2021.

On Thursday, the United States Golf Association, or USGA, announced that Long Cove Club on Hilton Head will serve as a U.S. Open final qualifying site on Monday, June 7, 2021.

It was previously supposed to take place on a a Canadian course, but Long Cove was added to accommodate players competing in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree June 10-13.

Long Cove will also host local qualifying on May 10th. The club has been the site of two USGA championships, the 1991 U.S. Mid-Amateur and 2003 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.

As of Wednesday, 48 golfers are fully exempt into the 2021 U.S. Open, including South Carolina native Dustin Johnson, former UGA golfer Kevin Kisner, 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama, and 2021 RBC Heritage Champion Stewart Cink.

The U.S. Open will be played at Torrey Pines from June 17th through the 20th.

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