English pair Ross Fisher and David Horsey qualify for 2023 US Open
England's Ross Fisher and David Horsey will contest the US Open next month after coming through final qualifying at Walton Heath.
Fisher and Horsey shot nine under par in the 36-hole event to finish joint second with Wilco Nienaber, a shot behind Nienaber's fellow South African Deon Germishuys. Germishuys carded rounds of 66 and 68 to seal a major championship debut at Los Angeles Country Club. Spain's Alejandro Del Rey, Sweden's Jens Dantorp - who finished runner-up in the Soudal Open on Sunday - and France's Matthieu Pavon secured the remaining qualifying places. Fisher, who finished fifth in the 2009 US Open and helped Europe win the Ryder Cup the following year, said: "Majors are the pinnacle for any professional golfer. "I was very fortunate to experience a lot in my early career and I've missed playing them. I feel like the game is still there. I just feel like I need to put everything together. "I came here with an open mind and tried to not take too much care on the greens, try and freewheel it, free myself up. I feel like I did that. "I made a hell of a lot of birdies out there and a nice eagle. To get back to a major championship, I'm thrilled." Horsey added: "Although it's only a day and 36 holes it feels like a marathon, but you can get it going around these courses. "I had eight (under par) in my mind and I was reliably told on the last I needed one more to avoid a play-off. Managed to birdie the last as well and I'm now looking forward to my second US Open."
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