Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Scott qualifies for U.S. Open, extends majors streak

Scott qualifies for U.S. Open, extends majors streak

In the playoff, Hearn was eliminated when one player eagled and two others birdied the first hole.

Burmester, playing in the 36-home global sectional qualifier at Walton Heath Golf Club, secured one of the 14 available spots to progress to the year's second Major. Goosen won the last U.S. Open played at Shinnecock in 2004. "But I set some good goals at the start of the season and I will just keep working to achieve them". He figured he would give it nine more holes, and then he wound up with a 64 to make it with room to spare.

Ryan Fox has taken the same path into the US Open as 2005 victor Michael Campbell.

Scott has played in every major since the 2001 British Open and his 67 consecutive starts puts him behind only Spaniard Sergio Garcia (75).

Scott kept alive his 17-year streak playing in all the majors with a two-putt from 30 feet for par on his final hole at The Lakes Golf and Country Club. "The form has been coming around, so if I can have a nice week this week preparing and get myself in shape, I am really looking forward to Shinnecock - it is one of my favorite venues so I am really happy to be there".

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It's been a standout season so far for Herbert who has been banging on the door of a breakthrough professional victory recording two top-3 finishes on the European Tour and a T8 result on the Asian Tour and Japan Tour co-sanctioned Singapore Open that result sealing his spot at Carnoustie for The Open in July.

Among those who failed to qualify were Vijay Singh and 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann, who contended last week at the Memorial.

Playing in a sectional qualifier on Monday in Tennessee at the Colonial and Ridgeway Country Clubs, Hearn was one of 117 players seeking 11 spots. Stricker shot 65 and tied for second with Mackenzie Hughes of Canada. He didn't have much stress after opening with a 62. Recent Tour victor Aaron Wise and Matt Jones made birdies to move on, while Eric Axley holed out for eagle from the rough to punch his ticket in what was easily the most exciting qualifier.

So the Australasian contingent for the US Open is now Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Aaron Baddeley, Matt Jones, Lucas Herbert, David Bransdon, Jason Scrivener, Ryan Fox and Tim Wilkinson. Garrett Rank, a Canadian amateur who is a referee in the National Hockey League, earned his spot at the qualifer in Roswell, Georgia.

Roberto Castro got the final spot in a 2-for-1 playoff.

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