Adam Scott narrowly claims US Open spot in sectional qualifier

08 June, 2018, 02:37 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • Lee Westwood failed to qualify

"To be honest I just got it in the hole really well, I didn't feel I played that special".

A bogey early on the back nine of his second round at 36-hole qualifying in OR prevented the Bendigo youngster from equalling Portland Golf Club's course record 63, which Hogan shot in 1945.

Herbert now has starts at two majors this year having gained a start at the Open Championship via International Final Qualifying in Singapore earlier this year.

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While 23-year-old Herbert gets his first major start, former world number one Scott will make a 68th consecutive appearance in a major, but only just, after finishing equal tenth at his qualifying event at Brookside Country Club in Ohio.

Two players tied at 1-under 143, so a playoff was needed to determine the final qualifying spot and first alternate position between former Georgia Tech player Roberto Castro of Atlanta (74-69) and University of North Carolina-Greensboro golfer Bryce Hendrix of Greensboro (76-67).

Ireland's Shane Lowry and South Korean Im Sung-jae punched their tickets to Shinnecock in Columbus, sharing medalist honors at nine-under.

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The top 60 on the Official World Golf Rankings earn automatic entry into the U.S. Open. Plus, it's always interesting to see Tour players get to play 36 holes in shorts. He had to qualify for the second straight year. "There's no joy", Bradley said with a smile that showed his relief.

Russell Knox figured he would be sitting out this U.S. Open when he was 3 under for the tournament, three shots below the projected cutoff, and had five holes to play. My caddy told me to make my two best swings and I followed my tee shot with a nice wedge from the middle of the fairway.

In Maryland, New Zealander Tim Wilkinson made it through Sectional Qualifying for the second time in three years when he finished second at his venue, a hole-in-one during his second round assisting him to one of the four spots up for grabs at the Woodmont Country Club. Scott wasn't the only past Major victor to have to qualify, as 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley also earned his way to Shinnecock in third.

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