Shiv Kapur finishes second, qualifies for US Open


Indian golfer Shiv Kapur grabbed a spot in the U.S. Open by finishing second through the International Sectional Qualifiers at Walton Heath with a pair of 67s on Monday.

Kapur played two rounds on the same day, and totaled 10-under 134 for, to finish one shot behind medalist Alexander Levy of France. He shot 67-67 in the two rounds and is now among the five Asian tour members who have qualified for the U.S. Open.

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Satisfied with his performance and thrilled about qualifying, Kapur said, “That’s two years in a row now I’ve qualified from here (for US Open) so it is my happy hunting ground. I had a decent showing at Pinehurst last year (tied 23rd) so hopefully I can do even better this year. This afternoon I was blemish free – five birdies, no bogeys, so I’m very pleased.”

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China’s Liang Wen-chong, Masahiro Kawamura of Japan and Korea’s Seukhyun emerged in the top-five after qualifying at the Kinojo Golf Club while Kapur and Marcus Fraser of Australia secured their spot by qualifying at Walton Heath.

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The U.S. Open will be held at Chambers Bay Golf Club, Washington from June 18-21, this year.


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