O'Hair wins ticket to Oakmont with a 140

Posted: June 05, 2007

Sean O'Hair, the PGA Tour pro from West Chester, qualified for his second U.S. Open yesterday, carding a 36-hole score of 140 to advance from sectional competition in Columbus, Ohio.

O'Hair, 24, fired rounds of 69 and 71 at the Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course and the Scioto Country Club to qualify for the 107th Open, beginning June 14, at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

More than a dozen amateurs and pros from the Philadelphia area failed to qualify at various sites.

Touring pro Jonathan Rusk of Washington Crossing carded a 141 at the Columbus No. 2 qualifier but missed the cutoff by 4 strokes.

Amateur Amory Davis of Chadds Ford shot the best score among the local players in Rockville, Md., a 146, but was 6 strokes from a playoff. Other players there included amateurs Chris Gallagher of West Chester and Adam Cohan of Wayne, who had a 148 and a 152, respectively, and Jason Hrinkaw, an assistant pro at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, who also had a 152.

Veteran amateur Buddy Marucci of Villanova shot a pair of 77s and did not qualify in Purchase, N.Y., where scores of 141 or better earned an Open berth. Club pro David Quinn of Marlton had a 149.


Contact staff writer Joe Juliano

at 215-854-4494 or jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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