David Toms has unfinished business with Oakmont Country Club and earned his way back there today after posting 7-under-par 66-69=135 during the U.S. Open sectional qualifier held in Memphis, Tennessee, joining nine others who played at Germantown Country Club and Ridgeway Country Club during the longest day in golf.
Toms finished T5 at Oakmont Country Club during the 2007 U.S. Open and will now get another crack at it next week. While Toms was notable, it was D.J. Trahan (69-62) and Andres Gonzales (64-67) who actually shared medalist honors at 11-under 131. The TCU product Tom Hoge finished alone at 8-under-par 67-67=134. There was a five-way tie for fourth at 135, which included Derek Fathauer (69-66), Andrew Landry (68-67), Dicky Pride (67-68), J.J. Henry (67-68), and the aforementioned Toms. Rounding out the 10 qualifiers were the 136 group of Sung Kang (67-69), LSU's Sam Burns (67-69) who outlasted Whee Kim (72-64), Brian Gay (70-66), Thomas Aiken (69-67), and Robert Garrigus (66-70) in a 6-for-2 playoff. This was one of the deeper sectionals of the day as the FedEx St. Jude Classic is set to take place just down the road. There were handfuls of notable misses here, but a few that fell one stroke shy of a playoff include Ryan Palmer, Scott Stallings, Scott Langley, Steve Stricker, Abraham Anc Jun 6 - 8:38 PM