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HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 15: A general view of the American and USGA flags during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 15, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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An elderly spectator attending the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, died Friday. 

According to Fox 6 News, the Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office was called to the site of the 117th U.S. Open to respond to reports of a death on the grounds. 

Angelica Sanchez of Fox 6 reported the spectator died near hole No. 6. 

A cause of death has yet to be announced. 

“The USGA was saddened to learn that a spectator at Erin Hills passed away a short time ago,” the United States Golf Association said in a statement, according to the Boston Globe‘s Ben Volin. “Out of respect for the family, we are unable to provide additional information at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with those surrounding this individual during this difficult time.”

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