"Liang, Kapur & Griffiths head to US Open"

Tue 27 May 2014

"Liang, Kapur & Griffiths head to US Open"

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May 27: Liang Wen-chong of China, Shiv Kapur of India and Simon Griffiths of England will make their debuts in the U.S. Open next month after qualifying for the year’s second Major through the Sectional Qualifying on Monday.
Liang, the first Chinese to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2007, topped the two-day Sectional Qualifying in Japan after posting a final round five-under-par 66 at the Nara International Golf Club.
The three-time Asian Tour winner totalled nine-under-par 133 to lead five other players to Pinehurst Resorts and Country Club from June 9 to 15.
Kapur sealed his third appearance in a Major tournament when he posted a one-under-par 71 for a 139 total to finish tied fifth at the Walton Heath Golf Club.
The Indian, who played in The Open Championship in 2006 and 2013, was among 14 players who made the grade in the Sectional Qualifying which was won by Shane Lowry of Ireland.
Asian Tour member Griffiths also sealed his maiden appearance in the U.S. Open following a final round 70 to tie for second on 137.
Wade Ormsby of Australia and Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh both missed out on a U.S. Open ticket after finishing tied 17th and 68th respectively.
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