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.

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.”

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.

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