It's A Wrap: Golf's Longest Day Actually Ends On Time!

As of almost midnight, the full results page still is missing some stories from the writers dispatched by the USGA to the 2014 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying, but as Garry Smits noted in his roundup of the greater Jacksonville golfers, all of the Sectionals finished on Monday even with a delay in the crowded Columbus qualifier. We'll take it and so will the volunteers who put in a long day and do not need a return visit Tuesday morning for a playoff.

In no particular order, the stories I did find are linked below.

Actually, leading off is perhaps the best story of the day, reported on by Rob Oller from Springfield, Ohio where 17-year-old Will Grimmer, who shot 59 last year at the North & South Amateur at Pinehurst, makes it through qualifying for another crack at the course.

Rex Hoggard said the huge Columbus qualifier fittingly produced democratic results, with a nice mix of qualifiers including Erik Compton.

Jeff Rude reports from Columbus where Danny Lee did not qualify and yet was the story in a sense.

Will Gray has the one real downer of the day, 22-year-old Landon Michelson thinking he'd made it for 15 minutes or so only to learn his playing partner had written down an incorrect score and Michelson signed for it.

Adam Schupak was at the Cordova, Tennessee site where Hudson Swafford dominated, JB Holmes finished second and a playoff produced Pinehurst qualifiers Brady Watt and Joe Ogilvie, among others.

David Dusek on the Purchase, NY sectional where Rob Oppenheim, Jim Renner, Fran Quinn and Matthew Dobyns move on to Pinehurst.

Nick Masuda from Quail Valley in Vero Beach.

Stuart Hall reports from Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland where Billy Hurley, Nicholas Mason, David Constable and Chad Collins made it through.

Benjamin Larsen of focused on the amateurs who made it or almost made the US Open.

And Stan Awtrey on the Ansley qualifier where Henrik Norlander and amateur Smylie---yes, Smylie--Kaufman made it. Reader Rob Matre reports that Smylie's caddie is named Luckie. And that, in a nutshell, is U.S. Open Sectional day!