Thirty Australasians still with US Open hopes

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2005 US Open | General | 04 Jun 2005

With fourteen US venues and one in England hosting final qualifying for the 2005 US Open, thirty Australasians still have a chance to make it to Pinehurst should they defy the numbers and get through after the 36 holes that will take place on Monday June 6th and Tuesday June 7th at various venues across the US and in England.

The largest group of Australasians will be in England at Walton Heath in Surrey where eight will line up to get one of the nine places available from the newly introduced final qualifying venue in Britain. They are Michael Campbell, Peter Fowler, Marcus Fraser, Brad Kennedy, Peter O’Malley, Wade Ormsby, Terry Price, and Brett Rumford.

In Rockville Maryland, eight Austrlasians including Andre Stolz, Steven Bowditch, Gavin Coles, Paul Gow, Bradley Hughes, Brendan Jones, John Senden and Grant Waite will go around for one of 22 available places there.

Also in Rockville but at another venue will be Aron Price who will join fifteen others in trying to get the one spot available at his venue.

In Colombus Ohio, the day after the Memorial Tournament is completed, six Australians will line up to try and gain one of the twenty places form that venue. Aaron Baddeley, Stephen Leaney, Geoff Ogilvy, Paul Sheehan, Euan Walters and Craig Perks are there.

Australasians at various other venues are Steve Allan (New Jersey), Ben Myers (Columbus #2) Greg Chalmers (McKinney, Texas), Steve Alker and Nick Flanagan (Atlanta), Ben Ferguson (Illinois) and Christain Hills and Phil Luong (California).

Steve Conran is already through via the final Japan qualifying held in Japan on Monday May 30th.

A total of 80 further places are available at the venues with more than 700 golfers trying one last time to get a piece of the Pinehurst action.

Photo – Anthony Powter


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T4 Ev Michael Campbell New Zealand 71 69 71 69 280
2   ↑T7 +2 Tiger Woods United States 70 71 72 69 282
T3   ↑T4 +5 Mark Hensby Australia 71 68 72 74 285
T3   ↑T15 +5 Sergio Garcia Spain 71 69 75 70 285
T3   ↑T15 +5 Tim Clark South Africa 76 69 70 70 285
T6   ↑T26 +6 Davis Love Iii United States 77 70 70 69 286
T6   ↑T15 +6 Rocco Mediate United States 67 74 74 71 286
T6   ↑T11 +6 Vijay Singh Fiji 70 70 74 72 286
T9   ↑T11 +7 Arron Oberholser United States 76 67 71 73 287
T9   ↑T15 +7 Nick Price South Africa 72 71 72 72 287
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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