Beef Johnston qualifies for US Open as Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington miss out

Andrew Johnston will play at the US Open after finishing tied for first in the qualifying tournament at Walton Heath.

Beef finished on 10-under-par at the US Open Championship International Sectional Qualifier in Surrey, following up on his first-round score of 65 with a three-under 69 on Monday. He finished level first with fellow Englishman James Morrison, who shot two rounds of 67 to also take one of the 14 qualification spots available.

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There was disappointment for Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington, however, as both failed to finish in the top 14. Westwood followed up an opening-round 69 with a disappointing 73 to finish tied for 39th on two under par.

Harrington fared slightly better but his score of four under par after two rounds of 70 left him tied for 23rd, one stroke off 14th. Chase Koepka, the younger brother of last year’s US Open champion Brooks, also failed to qualify after finishing two over.

Johnston and Morrison were joined in qualifying by Matthew Southgate, Richie Ramsay, Scott Gregory, Ryan Fox, Tom Lewis, Matthieu Pavon, Matt Wallace, Jason Scrivener, Dean Burmester, Kristoffer Reitan and Thorbjorn Olesen.

Nine other players who finished tied for 14th face a play-off for the final qualifying spot.