Three more Japanese make US Open field

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2006 US Open | General | 29 May 2006
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Three Japanese Golf Tour players received a bonus by qualifying to play at next month’s US Open at Winged Foot.

Three of the Tour’s leading players made it through the 36 hole sectional qualifying held today in Japan at the venue for last week’s Mitsubishi Diamond Cup tournament. Toru Taniguchi, Tadahiro Takayama and Keiichiro Fukabori have qualified while New Zealander David Smail and Hiroyuki Fujita are alternates.

Taniguchi and Fukabori both recorded top tens at last week’s Mitsubishi event but Takayama bounced back after withdrawing from the first round to be on his way to New York in two weeks time.

Thirteen more venues across the USA and England will hold final qualifying next Monday and Tuesday with the one in England for European Tour players. Last year the US Open Champion, Michael Campbell qualified at Walton Heath before heading across the Atlantic and winning at Pinehurst.

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑3 +5 Geoff Ogilvy Australia 71 70 72 72 285
T2   ↑T4 +6 Colin Montgomerie Scotland 69 71 75 71 286
T2   ↑T8 +6 Jim Furyk United States 70 72 74 70 286
T2   ↓T1 +6 Phil Mickelson United States 70 73 69 74 286
5   ↑T8 +7 Padraig Harrington Ireland 73 69 74 71 287
T6   ↑T20 +8 Jeff Sluman United States 74 73 72 69 288
T6   ↓T1 +8 Kenneth Ferrie England 71 70 71 76 288
T6   ↑T8 +8 Mike Weir Canada 71 74 71 72 288
T6   ↑T20 +8 Nick O'hern Australia 75 70 74 69 288
T6   ↓T4 +8 Steve Stricker United States 70 69 76 73 288
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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