Indian Golfer Shiv Kapur has secured a place in the US Open tournament after producing an impressive performance in the International Sectional Qualifiers at Surrey.
Shiv Kapur will join Anirban Lahiri
Shiv Kapur played two rounds on the same day itself and finished 10 under 134. In the first round, Kapur scored four birdies and two bogeys on the front nine while coming up with birdies in 13th, 15th and 16th. He scored numerous birdies in the second round as well and ensured his place in the US Open.
He was just one shot behind the eventual medalist Alexander Levy of France. Alexander scored 67-67 in the two rounds. Shiv will now join companion Anirban Lahiri in the second Major of this year. The tournament will start off on June 18 at the Chambers Bay.
“That’s two years in a row now I’ve qualified from here (for US Open) so it is my happy hunting ground. I had a decent showing at Pinehurst last year (tied 23rd) so hopefully I can do even better this year. This afternoon I was blemish free – five birdies, no bogeys, so I’m very pleased,” Shiv said.
“Last year, was the coolest event I’ve played. I got cheered around all the way and coming up 18, I remember finishing with a birdie and it was the biggest cheer I’ve ever heard, so the US Open is really, really cool. At the end of the day, we play the sport to play the Majors and compete against the best, so it is a dream come true,” he added.
Elsewhere, Jeev Milkha Singh missed out on the US Open after he finished two shots way from making it into the playoffs. He managed 69 and 72 in his two rounds.
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