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


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.