Castle grad Wilson to play in U.S. Open
Dean Wilson, a Castle High graduate now living in Orem, Utah, has qualified for the U.S. Open golf championship.
Wilson shot 67-71138 last weekend at a sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, where 120 golfers competed for 26 qualifying spots.
Wilson, a former Kane'ohe resident, tied for 12th overall.
Gary Nicklaus, son of Hall of Famer and four-time U.S. Open champion Jack Nicklaus, was the medalist with 66-66132. Also qualifying were Fred Couples (69-66135) and Bob Tway (68-69137).
Meanwhile, Punahou School graduates Jim Seki of Stanford and Parker McLachlin of UCLA failed in sectional qualifying at Tarzana, Calif.
Seki shot 72-71143 and McLachlin shot 74-74148. Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand led four qualifiers from the 76-player field with 71-67138.