Chris Doak heading for Pinehurst

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Chris Doak has qualified for the upcoming US Open at Pinehurst, the only Scot to make it through the qualifiers.

The leading 14 players made it through to compete on June 12, and a score of five-under-par for two rounds was enough to seal the Scot's place.

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“As a kid, you’d watch US Opens, it’s a special thing,” said Chris Doak. “I’m really glad to be going back again. I continued the form I had at Wentworth.

“I shot four-under this morning so it was just a question of not doing anything silly this afternoon, hitting the middle of the greens and taking opportunities when they came along.”

Marc Warren finished on one-under-par, three shots behind the final qualifiers on four-under. Warren shot a second round 70, but left himself with too much to do after an opening round of 73, he won't be acompanying Chris Doak.


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Topping the standings was Ireland’s Shane Lowry, building on his terrific performance at Wentwroth. Lowry went 69-67 to stand alone at the top of the leaderboard on eight-under-par.

“It was really tough out there,” said Lowry. “I played okay and putted really, really well. I holed a lot of six to eight footers for par and carried a lot of momentum in from yesterday to get the job done.
"Majors are where I want to be playing. Last week I was comfortable competing down the stretch with the likes of Thomas Björn, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald."

“I just tried to play steady from there and not lose my head. It was tough last week and then 36 holes in this weather was very tiring. I’m looking forward to my bed tonight.

“I can’t wait to get to Pinehurst. Majors are where I want to be playing. Last week I was comfortable competing down the stretch with the likes of Thomas Björn, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald, so I’ve got a lot of confidence and I’ll take that with me to Pinehurst.”

In all a total of 105 players, including Chris Doak turned out in hope of winning one of the 14 spots on offer, plus two alternates. At the end six players had to compete in a play-off for the final four spots. England’s Oliver Fisher, Italian Andrea Pavan and Dane Lucas Bjerregaard all made birdie at the first extra hole to claim the first three places, and last to join Chris Doak was Tom Lewis, courtesy of a 30 foot birdie putt, leaving Morten Madsen and Danny Willett as alternates.

Joining Chris Doak at the US Open

Shane Lowry (IRL) -8

Niclas Fasth (SWE) -7

Garth Mulroy (RSA) -7

Simon Griffiths (ENG) -7

Chris Doak (SCO) -5

Shiv Kapur (IND) -5

Max Kieffer (GER) -5

Marcel Siem (GER) -5

Brooks Koepka (USA) -5

Graeme Storm (ENG) -5

Tom Lewis (ENG) -4 (play-off)

Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) -4 (play-off)

Andrea Pavan (ITA) -4 (play-off)

Oliver Fisher (ENG) -4 (play-off)

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