06-14-2011 07:03 AM CET - Sports

Nationwide Tour Member, Elliot Gealy, to Play in the 111th U.S. Open Championship

Press release from: Elliot Gealy Golf

Raleigh, NC – Elliot Gealy Golf is proud to announce that North Carolina native, Elliot Gealy, has qualified and will be competing in the 111th U.S. Open Championship. The tournament will take place on June 13-19 at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Gealy completed his sectional qualifier with a 135 two-round total at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland to earn a spot in this prestigious event. With more than 8,000 annual applicants vying for a spot in the 156-golfer field, qualifying for the U.S. Open Tournament is a remarkable achievement.

Gealy, a 1999 graduate from Clemson University, was the 2004 NGA Hooter's Tour Champion and leading money winner. After a three-year break from competitive golf where Gealy studied and taught the game, both in the United States and Korea, he successfully accomplished his goal of earning his 2011 PGA Tour Card via PGA Tour Qualifying School in December of 2010. Most recently, Gealy tied for 18th at the Stadion Classic at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and posted 3 top 25 finishes on the Nationwide Tour this season. Gealy is currently 52nd out of 192 on the earnings list, with the top 25 automatically earning their 2012 PGA Tour exempt status. This will be Elliot’s first time competing in the U.S. Open Tournament.

Gealy stated, “I am blessed to have the support and encouragement from my family, friends, fans, and sponsors. Without all of them, it would be nearly impossible for me to compete and work hard towards my professional goals and objectives. It’s exciting to be a part of a tournament that some only dream of competing in.”

Gealy will continue his pursuit of his 2012 PGA Tour Card throughout the summer with tournament stops in Maineville, Ohio, Sandy, Utah, Omaha, Neb, Kansas City, Mo and 8 additional cities throughout the United States.

Elliot Gealy sponsors include: TriMark Solutions, Titleist, Adams Golf, Cleveland Golf, Window World, and Anthony Wilder Design Build Inc.

After 3 years away from competitive golf, the 2004 Hooter's Tour leading money winner and Nationwide Tour cardholder has returned to competitive golf with the ultimate goal of earning a spot on the 2011 PGA Tour. A multiple Tour winner since 2000, Gealy was a four-year varsity letter winner at Clemson. His team finished runner-up in the 1999 NCAA Championships and the team held the #1 ranking in the country during portions of that season. The team finished third in 1998 in the NCAAs and also won the ACC Championship in 1997 and 1998. Gealy was named to the All-ACC Academic Team in three of his four years.

Elliot Gealy Golf
3434 Edwards Mills Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

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