Richard Green qualifies for US Open in England

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2006 US Open | General | 06 Jun 2006

Australia’s Richard Green will get to play his second US Open next week after qualifying in 5th place at the Sectional Qualifying for European Tour players held at Walton Heath overnight.

Green finished 52nd in last year’s US Open at Pinehurst but will now tee it up at Winged Foot in New York starting in June 15th. Green has again played well on the European Tour this season narrowly missing a chance to win in Dubai and then finishing third the next week at the Johnnie Walker Classic.

Green’s inclusion in the field will take the total of Australasians qualified to play the event to nine with further opportunities for those qualifying at US venues today and tomorrow.

Michael Campbell, Adam Scott, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Nick O’Hern, Geoff Ogilvy, Rod Pampling and Mark Hensby are exempt from any qualifying requirements.

Photo – Anthony Powter


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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