Adam Scott catches last bus to US Open through OH qualifier

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"Massively excited to qualify for my fourth major, I have never played the US Open before, so to get to play one in NY at Shinnecock at one of the most iconic US Open venues is going to be pretty special, I can't wait", said Fox.

Scott carded a six-under-par 66 in the first round of sectional qualifying, before an even-par 72 in round two left him sharing 10th place, which was enough to seal his passage through.

So the Australasian contingent for the US Open is now Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Aaron Baddeley, Matt Jones, Lucas Herbert, David Bransdon, Jason Scrivener, Ryan Fox and Tim Wilkinson.

The Kiwi contingent in next week's Open at Shinnecock Hills in NY went from zero to two on Tuesday (NZT) as the duo emerged via qualifying on different sides of the Atlantic. Hendrix made par to finish as first alternate. "I'm really looking forward to Shinnecock Hills; it's one of my favourite courses so I'm really happy to get there".

He has climbed almost 200 spots on the world rankings in 2018 to 152 despite not having full playing status anywhere, and held off some late nerves to secure his second major start for the year.

"I wasn't expecting the U.S. Open to be my second professional event".

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"I can remember watching the 2004 US Open at Shinnecock on TV, when (winner) Retief Goosen beat Phil (Mickelson) by two shots", Herbert said.

"To be honest I just got it in the hole really well, I didn't feel I played that special". My caddy told me to make my two best swings and I followed my tee shot with a nice wedge from the middle of the fairway.

Playing in a sectional qualifier on Monday in Tennessee at the Colonial and Ridgeway Country Clubs, Hearn was one of 117 players seeking 11 spots.

"This is like a dream come true for me to be able to play in the U.S. Open", said Miller, who makes his debut on PGA Canada's Mackenzie Tour June 7.

Luis Gagne of Costa Rica led the three qualifiers from The Bear's Club with rounds of 68-70, two shots ahead of PGA Tour player Richy Werenski.

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