Three more Aussies qualify for US Open
Aaron Baddeley, Mathew Goggin and Alistair Presnell have played their way into the field at Merion for the US Open in two weeks as hundreds of players teed up in Sectional Qualifiers around the US today.
In all 35 Australians teed up in the qualifying events but with most venues offering only a handful of spots it was always going to be a tough ask.
Aaron Baddeley (Credit: Anthony Powter)
Kieran Pratt looked likely to get through in Newport Beach California but late bogeys in his second round derailed his chance late in the day.
Those that missed out were: Rod Pampling, Ashley Hall, Robert Allenby, Scott Gardiner, Matt Griffin, Stuart Appleby, Oliver Goss (Am), Lindsay Wilson, Matt Jones (WD), Matt Giles, Nick O’Hern, Nick Cullen, Jamie Arnold, Richard Swift, Bronson La’cassie, Aron Price, Adam Crawford, Michael Smith, Ben Ferguson, Scott Hend, David McKenzie and Greg Chalmers (WD), Cameron Percy, Steven Bowditch, Bryden Macpherson, Micthell Krywulycz, Steve Jones, Matt Millar, David Bransdon, Bradley Smith and Mark Hensby.
They were in good company though as several high profile players also failed to qualify.
Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love and former British Open winner Ben Curtis were among those to miss out, as was David Duval and Ben Crane.
However, 19-year-old Jordan Spieth, who is attracting plenty of attention for his play on the Tour this year despite not being a member, did manage to qualify and will be one to watch at Merion.
Source – PGA Australia