Bryson DeChambeau is getting a shot at another national title.
A week after winning the NCAA individual championship, the former Clovis East High star golfer finished tied for third at Brookline in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday to qualify for the U.S. Open.
DeChambeau, who just wrapped up his junior season at SMU, shot 66-67—133 to earn entry to the open, which is scheduled for June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
Two other golfers with ties to the Fresno area weren’t so lucky at Brookline, with former Buchanan star Kevin Chappell losing in five-player playoff for the final three spots after shooting 68-69—137 and former Fresno State star Nick Watney just missing the playoff at 69-69—138.
Monday was the final chance for nearly 800 players to get through 36-hole qualifiers from coast to coast. Among the former qualifiers were a 15-year-old from Houston (Cole Hammer) and a 50-year-old who has won the U.S. Open twice (Lee Janzen), and even a former world No. 1 (Luke Donald).