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Six players qualify for U.S. Open at course in Japan

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Six players qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday, competing 5,237 miles away from the Olympic Club in Japan.

The U.S. Golf Association conducted a 36-hole sectional qualifier at the Lake Hamamatsu CC in Shizuoka, doling out a half-dozen spots for the U.S. Open to be played June 14-17.

Australian Brendan Jones shot 66-68 for an 10-under total of 134 to finish as medalist by three over Toru Taniguchi.

Five players tied for third at 6-under 138 on the 7,030-yard layout. J.B. Park, Hiroyuki Fujita, Dong-Hwan Lee, Tadahiro Takayama and Wen-Chong Liang went to a playoff for four spots. Liang was the odd man out, ending up as the first alternate.