Canada’s Adam Hadwin Books Berth In U.S. Open At Final Qualifier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CP) — A fourth Canadian golfer has earned a berth in the U.S. Open.

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., secured one of 16 berths for the June 17-20 major at a final qualifier. 

With one hole left after a storm suspended play at one of the 11 final qualifiers, Hadwin finished the 36-hole competition at 7 under — good for a tie for ninth.

Erik van Rooyen of South Africa and American Chez Reavie led the way at 12 under.

Hadwin joins Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., and Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Pendrith qualified by winning an event in Maryland.

The Columbus qualifier, where Hadwin competed, traditionally has the strongest field and the most spots available for the U.S. Open. It takes place close to the site of the Memorial, the PGA TOUR event that concluded.