Delisanti, VanArragon Advance at USGA U.S. Open Local Qualifier
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Delisanti, VanArragon Advance at USGA U.S. Open Local Qualifier
Anthony Delisanti earned the final qualifying spot on a fourth playoff hole.

Two members of the Valparaiso University men’s golf program survived the first round of qualifying for the U.S. Open on Monday, as junior Anthony Delisanti (Sanborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) and fifth-year senior Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) earned qualifying status at the 18-hole event, which was held at Morris Park Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.

There were 81 players in the field competing for five qualifying spots. VanArragon shot a 66 (-4) and Delisanti shot a 67 (-3), finishing second and tied for third, respectively. The field was full of current and former Division-I golfers. Delisanti earned the fifth and final qualifying spot on four playoff holes.

Qualifiers move on to one of 13 final qualifying events (36 holes), which will take place on May 20 and June 3. VanArragon, the Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Year and the runner-up at last week’s league championship, is a strong candidate to earn an at-large NCAA Regional bid for the second straight year during Wednesday’s NCAA Selection Show.