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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Castle grad Wilson to play in U.S. Open

Advertiser Staff

Dean Wilson, a Castle High graduate now living in Orem, Utah, has qualified for the U.S. Open golf championship.

Dean Wilson qualifies in Ohio with 138 total.

Advertiser library photo • May 13, 2001

The U.S. Open, where Tiger Woods is the defending champion, will be held June 14-17 in Tulsa, Okla.

Wilson shot 67-71—138 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 66-66—132. Also qualifying were Fred Couples (69-66—135) and Bob Tway (68-69—137).

Meanwhile, Punahou School graduates Jim Seki of Stanford and Parker McLachlin of UCLA failed in sectional qualifying at Tarzana, Calif.

Seki shot 72-71—143 and McLachlin shot 74-74—148. Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand led four qualifiers from the 76-player field with 71-67—138.