Live From: U.S. Open Final Qualifying
PURCHASE, N.Y. (June 7, 2021) -- Cameron Young of Scarborough, N.Y., fired rounds of 67-66 on Monday en route to capturing medalist honors by three shots in Monday's final qualifying for the 121st U.S. Open Championship, punching a ticket to his second career U.S. Open.
Jimmy Hervol of Hopkinton, Mass., and Zach Zaback of West Palm Beach, Fla., former teammates at UConn both earned their way to Torrey Pines Golf Course as well, finishing with scores of 5-under and 3-under, respectively.
Andy Pope of Glen Ellyn, Ill., secured a spot in his fifth U.S. Open, advancing from the Met Area final qualifier for the fourth time in his career. Pope posted rounds of 67-70 for his 4-under total.
Players had to battle with a lengthy suspension of play, which began at 2:24 p.m. due to weather. After a very brief resumption, play was halted again as lightning reappeared in the area. Play resumed at 5:15 p.m., with playoffs for alternates finishing just in time as Ben Polland and Rob Oppenheim took the first and second alternate spots, respectively.
Both Pope and Young advanced from Purchase in 2019, as did Rob Oppenheim, who is currently 2-under following his morning 68 at Old Oaks.
Play was suspended at 2:24 p.m., after a brief resumption, play was