Adam Lengthy barely snuck previous the 36-hole minimize on the 3M Open, however by the tip of the week he left Minnesota with a U.S. Open berth.
Lengthy made the minimize on the quantity at TPC Twin Cities and began the third spherical tied for 51st place. He moved up the standings with a third-round 63, then adopted with a 7-under 64. A weekend tally of 16 birdies in opposition to only one bogey left him alone in second place, two pictures behind winner Michael Thompson. With two U.S. Open berths accessible to the best finishers not in any other case exempt, each Thompson and Lengthy booked tickets to Winged Foot in September by ending 1-2.
Lengthy frees it up, ‘retains pedal down’ in 3M runner-up end
“Displaying up right here Saturday morning, I am in 50th place and wished to simply do one of the best I might to shoot a low quantity, and I did,” Lengthy stated. “I used to be capable of sort of maintain it going immediately, however not an entire lot modified.”
This may mark Lengthy’s second profession U.S. Open look after lacking the minimize at Congressional in 2011. Thompson was a runner-up on the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic and can make his fourth profession look.
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Lengthy earned his maiden Tour victory ultimately yr’s American Categorical, and Sunday’s result’s his second runner-up of the season after a T-2 end on the Mayakoba Golf Basic in November. It is a welcome outcome given his weekend plans had been unsure till a par on the final gap of his second spherical.
“I did not suppose I used to be going to have an opportunity to win definitely, however I do know my sport’s been fairly good recently,” Lengthy stated. “I have been enjoying some good golf, higher than I have been capable of present for it, however I used to be fairly grateful to have the chance, proud that I used to be capable of end it off on Friday to at the very least survive and I wished to simply sort of present up and provides it the whole lot I’ve bought.”