Golf

Chris Thompson, former KU golfer, qualifies for U.S. Open

Chris Thompson, who played his college golf at the University of Kansas, qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday.

Thompson had a 36-hole total of 4-under 136 in sectional qualifying at Springfield (Ohio) Country Club. He had rounds of 66 and 70.

Another former Jayhawk, Gary Woodland, was exempt from qualifying and will be in the field.

Other players who made it through sectionals and will play in the second major of the pro golf season include 1997 British Open champion Justin Leonard and 2001 PGA Championship winner David Toms.

Billy Hurley III, a former Navy officer, gained one of four spots at Rockville, Md. Taylor Funk, the 18-year-old son of golfer Fred Funk, missed by 3 shots.

NCAA champion Cameron Wilson of Stanford missed by 1 stroke qualifying in Purchase, N.Y.

The Open will be played June 12-15 in Pinehurst, N.C.

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