Pampling qualifies for US Open

BY iseekgolf.com | US PGA Tour | 2008 US Open | General | 27 May 2008

Aussie Rod Pampling’s tied second place at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on the weekend moved him up twenty-two places to world number 47 and he is now exempt for the US Open and Open Championship as a result.

The 38-year-old Queenslander finished in a tie for second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, one shot behind winner Phil Mickelson and courtesy of his world top 50 position is now exempt into next month’s US Open at Torrey Pines from June 12-15 and the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in July.

Pamps now joins fellow Adam Scott (OWGR 4), Geoff Ogilvy (5), Aaron Baddeley (18), Stuart Appleby (28), Robert Allenby (40) and Michael Campbell as the Australasian contingent who are currently exempt into the US Open.

Ogilvy jumped up two places on the Official World Golf Ranking after his tie for seventh on the weekend whilst Scott remained firm at World number four and the highest ranked Australasian.

Players still have this week’s Memorial Tournament in Ohio to win a place at the US Open, with Aussie Nick O’Hern at world number 58 still a chance of earning his spot.

Adam Scott has withdrawn from the Memorial due to illness and may yet add the Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis to his schedule before the Open, but he had previously planned to spend the week in San Diego, getting acclimatised for the year’s second Major.

Sectional Qualifying will also be held on June 2 in 14 locations. 13 in the US and one in England.

The 2008 US Open begin will be played at Torrey Pines (South Course), San Diego California from June 12-15. Argentinian Angel Cabrera will return to defend his title at the $US7,000,000 event.

Australasian Players Eligibility: (of the 72 players who are exempt from qualifying for the 108th US Open listed only in the first category for which they were eligible)

  • U.S. Open champions (last 10 years): Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell
  • Top 15 finishers and ties from the 2007 US Open: Aaron Baddeley
  • Top 30 players from the 2007 PGA Tour money list: Adam Scott, Robert Allenby
  • Top 50 in the world ranking on May 26: Stuart Appleby, Rod Pampling

Source – PGA Tour

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -1 Tiger Woods United States 72 68 70 73 283
2   ↑3 -1 Rocco Mediate United States 69 71 72 71 283
3   ↓2 Ev Lee Westwood England 70 71 70 73 284
T4 +2 D.j. Trahan United States 72 69 73 72 286
T4   ↑T6 +2 Robert Karlsson Sweden 70 70 75 71 286
T6   ↑T24 +3 Carl Pettersson Sweden 71 71 77 68 287
T6   ↑T11 +3 John Merrick United States 73 72 71 71 287
T6 +3 Miguel Angel Jiménez Spain 75 66 74 72 287
T9   ↑T15 +4 Brandt Snedeker United States 76 73 68 71 288
T9   ↓T6 +4 Camilo Villegas Colombia 73 71 71 73 288
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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