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Love, Herron among U.S. Open qualifiers

(Sports Network) - U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Tim Herron were among the many qualifiers for the U.S. Open on Monday at 11 qualifying sites across the country.

Love played at the qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, and was one of 16 to gain a spot in the field at the Olympic Club. Also gaining a spot in the field at that qualifier were Charlie Wi, Blake Adams, Kevin Streelman, Brian Harman, D.A. Points, David Mathis, Steve Marino, Steve LeBrun, Rod Pampling, Martin Flores, Jesse Mueller and Edward Loar.

In a playoff for the last three spots, Dennis Miller, Morgan Hoffman and Scott Piercy got into the Open, while Justin Hicks lost out and will be an alternate.

Herron was one of two players to grab a spot in the field via the Illinois qualifier. Anthony Summers was the other.

In New Jersey, amateur Cameron Wilson, Jim Herman, Mark McCormick and Brian Gaffney gained the four spots available at Canoebrook.

Shane Bertsch, Michael Thompson, Paul Claxton, Cole Howard, Darron Stiles, Nicholas Thompson and Jeff Curl earned their place at the Olympic Club in the Maryland qualifier.

Jason Bohn, Casey Wittenberg and Tin Weinhart earned spots in Georgia.

Bob Estes, Alastair Presnell and Brian Rowell picked up the three available berths in Texas. Presnell and Rowell beat amateur stars Jordan Spieth and Cory Whitsett in a 4-for-2 playoff.

Scott Langley, Samuel Osborne and amateur Brooks Koepka advanced via Florida's qualifier. Koepka bested 14-year-old amateur Andy Zhang in a 2-for-1 playoff.

Former LSU standout John Peterson was among the qualifiers in Springfield, Ohio.

At the California qualifier, James Hahn, Alex Cejka, Michael Allen, Scott Smith, amateur Beau Hossler, Alberto Sanchez and Matt Bettencourt earned a spot at the Olympic Club.

Casey Martin, who once sued for the right to ride a golf cart on the PGA Tour because of a debilitating leg condition, was the top qualifier in Oregon. The other qualifier will be determined on Tuesday as amateurs Daniel Miernicki and Nick Sherwood battle in a 2-for-1 playoff.

The Tennessee qualifier was plagued by weather problems on Monday and will be played on Tuesday. Among the bigger names expected to go for the nine spots available are former major champions David Duval, Justin Leonard and Lee Janzen, who was the last U.S. Open champ at the Olympic Club.

Plenty of big names missed out on the year's second major. Among them were Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas, Nick O'Hern, Harrison Frazar, J.B. Holmes, Spencer Levin, Chris DiMarco, Stuart Appleby, amateur Tim Mickelson, Fred Funk, Tom Pernice, University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small, Russell Henley, amateur Dylan Frittelli, who helped Texas win the national championship on Sunday, 1992 U.S. Open champ Tom Kite, Arnold Palmer's grandson Sam Saunders and Bob May.

06/05 00:28:39 ET


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