Rockford-born Slattery wins the local US Open qualifier at the Phoenix Country Club

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO / WQRF) – Rockford-born Boylan graduate Kyle Slattery hopes to compete in the US Open Golf Tournament this year. He’s halfway there.

Monday Slattery won a local qualification at the Phoenix Country Club in Arizona. He shot a 65 to finish five strokes under par for a one-shot victory. He has bird watched five of his last six holes.

Slattery will be promoted to a day-long 36-hole qualifier in Springfield, Ohio. That will take place on June 7th. The US Open will take place June 17-20 in Torrey Pines, San Diego.

Slattery is a three-time Rockford City Men’s Golf Champion. He has also won the Winnebago County Amateur Championship. In Boylan in 2013, he was part of the state championship team of the Titans, Class 2A.

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