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8 Texans punch ticket into U.S. Open field

Written by mtTXgolf on 07 June 2016.

Eight Texans punched their ticket into the field for the U.S. Open June 16-19 at Oakmont CC.

With 103 players vying for 13 spots at Wedgewood Golf & CC and Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club in Powell, Ohio, former SMU star Bryson DeChambeau finished one-shot back of medalist Carlos Ortiz of Mexico with rounds of 70-63 for a 9-under 133. Wesley Short of Austin (69-66) tied for fifth, and Scottie Scheffler of Dallas (69-68) survived a six-way playoff for one of the last five spots.

At Lakeside CC in Houston, Derek Chang (69-68) and Austin Jordan (67-70) of Rainbow tied with Kevin Tway of Purcellville, Va., for medalist honors and the three qualifying spots.

At Germantown CC/Ridgeway CC in Memphis, D.J. Trahan of Plano was co-medalist with rounds of 69-62 and Andrew Landry of Austin (68-67) and JJ Henry (67-68) of Fort Worth earned one of the 10 spots available to the 121 player field. Ryan Palmer (73-64) of Colleyville missed a playoff for the final spot by one shot.

At Springfield CC in Springfield, Ohio, 59 players were vying for four spots. No Texans qualified, but Randy Lowry III of Houston and Brian Stuard of Fort Worth missed the final qualifying spot by one shot.

At Royal Oaks CC in Vancouver, Wash., Irving’s Austin Connelly (67-71) lost a playoff for the final of three qualifying spots.

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