Three Keep U.S. Open Hopes Alive
Three golfers, led by Jon Trasamar, advanced to Sectional Qualifying for this year's U.S. Open Championship on Monday at The Country Club of Sioux Falls.
Trasamar, of Blue Earth, Minn., fired a 5-under-par 67 to win medalist honors. The former University of Minnesota golfer made the turn at 1-over 37, then birdied the next six holes to secure his spot in Sectional Qualifying on Monday, June 5.
Thomas Campbell of Minnetonka, Minn., another former Gopher, finished second at 2-under 70. Watertown native Bobby West got the final automatic spot by beating two others in a playoff. West, who lives in Mount Dora, Fla., made par on the first extra hole to beat Jeff Berkshire of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bryce Hammer of Sioux Falls after all three had finished regulation play at 1-under-par 71.
Berkshire earned the first alternate spot by making par on the second extra hole. Hammer, a junior at O'Gorman, is the second alternate.
A total of 45 golfers competed in the qualifier, which was delayed by three hours because of storms on Monday.
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