Rocky path ahead for Gavin to reach US Open


Malaysia's Gavin Green watches his drive.- Filepic

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s top golfer Gavin Green will have his work cut out to earn a dream US Open debut after another unimpressive run at the just-concluded British Masters in England.

The 27-year-old carded rounds of 75,70,72 and 73 to finish on a two-over 290 total for a joint 65th spot – 15 shots behind winner Richard Bland of England on Friday at The Belfry golf course in Sutton Coldfield.

It was his worst outing at the British Masters, having finished tied-ninth in his debut in 2018 and tied-15th in 2019.

The British Masters is one of the three European Tour events alongside Made in HimmerLand in Denmark (May 27-30) and Porsche European Open in Germany (June 3-6) forming a three-event qualifying series for the US$12.5mil (RM51.57mil) US Open, the third Major championship of the year, slated at the Torrey Pines Golf Course, California, from June 17-20.

The top 10 competitors with the highest accumulated points from these events but have not qualified through other avenues, will get the coveted spot.

Gavin will need to bounce back with at least a top-five finish in Denmark if he’s to keep his hopes alive.

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