Sergio among 8 to qualify for U.S. Open; Carson Young blitzes Dallas field with 3s


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Sergio Garcia birdied his final hole Monday to avoid a playoff and qualify for the U.S. Open.

Garcia (66-66) finished tied for fourth in the 36-hole qualifier contested at Northwood Club and Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, Texas. The 2017 Masters champion and current LIV Golf player finished at 9 under par, thanks to an eagle at the par-5 14th and his closing birdie in the second round.

There was a five-way playoff for the final two spots among the eight qualifiers. Hank Lebioda and┬áJacob Solomon both birdied the first extra hole to advance to Los Angeles Country Club, which will host the men’s third major of the season, June 15-18.

Garcia was not eligible for last week’s PGA Championship, marking his first missed major since 1999.

Carson Young won the Dallas qualifier by five shots, shooting 63-62. The PGA Tour pro made nine-straight 3s, from Nos. 4-13, at Northwood Club in his second round. Other qualifiers included Austin Eckroat (-11), Brent Grant (-10), Paul Haley (-9) and Roger Sloan (-9).

The field of 120 showcased a host of PGA Tour players. Among those who failed to qualify was 2010 U.S. Open champion and current LIV player Graeme McDowell, who shot 64-70 to miss the playoff by a stroke.

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