No US Open for Rickie Fowler, Paul Barjon and Alexandre Vandermoten

Engaged on two of the nine qualifying sites for the US Open on Monday, Paul Barjon (photo) and the amateur player, trained in Toulouse, Alexandre Vandermoten, did not manage to win their ticket for the 3rd major of the season. The American Ryder Cup player, Rickie Fowler, also remains stranded.

The beautiful story of the qualifications of theU.S. Openwhich will take place from June 16 to 19 at Brookline (Massachusetts), unfortunately does not concern a French player.

We owe it to a 57-year-old American. Thirty years after its first participation, Frank Quinn again qualified on one of the 9 sites where theUSGA (United States Golf Association) was at stake for the last 65 places in the tournament.

No 3rd consecutive US Open for Barjon

Two French were among the contenders with the hope of joining qualified Victor Perez after finishing first in the mini-ranking of 4 DP World Tour tournaments.

At the end of a 36-hole marathon to be completed in one day, Paul Barjon, author of cards of 71 and 66, failed 5 moves from the third and last qualifying place won by the Japanese Satoshi Kodaira on the course of RattleSnake Point GC. in Ontario, Canada.

After two participations in the US Open in 2020 and 2021, the adopted Texan will therefore unfortunately not be at the start of this 2022 edition.

The Swedish Jonas Blixt won the event ahead of the Englishman Callum Tarren.

All qualifying sites and all qualifiers

Vandermoten first

The Toulousain, amateur player from the University of Jacksonville, Alexander Vandermoten was himself engaged on the course of The Club at Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter (Florida). With cards of 74 and 77, the pupil ofAlain Alberti ranks 37th.

A first enriching experience for those who had won their place by winning a pre-qualifying tournament at the beginning of May on the course of The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach (Florida).

Tony Jacklin’s Son Qualified, Not Rickie Fowler

The 4 spots available on this site have returned to Ryan Gerard, Sean Jacklin, Keith Greene and Fred Biondia Brazilian amateur player 48th in the world ranking.

Note that the Scottish Sean Jacklin is none other than the son of Tony Jacklin, winner of the US Open in 1970 and The Open the previous year. Born in Scotland but living in the United States, Sean Jacklin will take part in his first major at 30 years old.

In this qualifier, the American Rickie Fowler fails one shot away from a possible play-off, just like the Austrian Matthias Schwab and English Tom Lewis.

In the footsteps of Ouimet?

As in 1913 during the incredible victory of Francis Ouimetthe youngest qualifier is a 20-year-old amateur player, Michael Thorbjornsen.

The parallel with the fabulous destiny of Ouimet does not stop there since Thorbjornsen is the current title holder of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship, as was the future winner of the US Open at Brookline 109 years ago! And like him, he qualified by finishing one stroke behind the player who won the qualification at the Century CC and Old Oaks CC in the state of New York.

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