US Open: Justin Leonard set for Pinehurst after qualifying success
Last Updated: 03/06/14 6:26pm
Justin Leonard and Paul Casey are among the players to qualify for the US Open on Monday, however Mike Weir and Trevor Immelman missed out.
Leonard, the 1997 Open Championship winner, carded a five-under 137 at the Brookside Golf and Country Club in Columbus to secure his place.
The 41-year-old will now head to Pinehurst, North Carolina for the June 12-15 tournament in confident mood.
"It is nice because it's been three or four years since I've been in the US Open" Leonard said. "It will be fun playing in Pinehurst; it's one of my favourites."
Casey was among the 16 qualifiers at Columbus, alongside the likes of Noh Seung-yul, Bo Van Pelt, Aaron Baddeley and Robert Allenby
However Weir and Immelman, winners of the US Masters in 2003 and 2008 respectively, missed out along with KJ Choi, Ryo Ishikawa and Camilo Villegas.
At the qualifying tournament in Memphis, JB Holmes and David Toms were among the players to book their spots but David Duval, Sang-Moon Bae and Tim Clark failed to advance.
Former World Golf Championship winner Kevin Sutherland came through qualifying in San Francisco, while former US Junior Amateur champion Cory Whitsett came through in Houston.