Kite, 54, who won at Pebble Beach in 1992 for his only major, completed 36 holes in 139. Charleton Dechert of Enid, Okla., also shot 69-71 to qualify for next week's U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.
Trip Kuehne, who failed to qualify for the British Amateur last week at St. Andrews, stumbled to a 72 and missed qualifying by one shot. He will be among the alternates.
Kite now is tied for the third-longest streak of competing in the U.S. Open. Jack Nicklaus holds the record with 44 in a row, followed by Hale Irwin at 33. Gene Sarazen and Arnold Palmer also played in 31 straight U.S. Opens.
Kite received a special exemption to the U.S. Open last year and missed the cut at Olympia Fields. He returns to Shinnecock Hills having earned his way back.
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