"I was nervous, well excited, and I guess those two are pretty close, but I was three shots inside the number with 11 holes to play, I knew what I had to do, hit good shots to safe spots".
With only one tournament - the FedEx St. Jude Classic - left on the schedule before the U.S. Open at Shinnecock, Scott made a decision to try and lock up a spot in the field through the sectional qualifying process.
Lutterus appeared to be still in control through 9 holes of round two before dropping three shots over his closing nine to miss a potential playoff by one.
Herbert, from Bendigo, will skip playing for $260,000 on the Canadian tour this week and focus his enegeries on fighting for a share of the $15 million US Open prizepool next week in his major championship debut after winning his qualifying event in Portland, Oregon.
According to the USGA, 71 players were expected to advance into the U.S. Open field via sectional qualifying.
Favored Justify draws the rail for Belmont
After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the son of Scat Daddy will arrive in NY tomorrow and ship to Belmont Park. The deals for American Pharoah and this one for justify were brokered by New York-based sponsorship firm Leverage Agency.
"To be honest I just got it in the hole really well, I didn't feel I played that special".
After losing his PGA Tour card for the season, this is a huge boost for the Manawatu professional who will be looking to make the most of the opportunity on the big stage.
Fox and FS1 will split television coverage of the first and second rounds of the U.S. Open on Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15. "I haven't played one of these in a long time but I really did enjoy playing today", he said after the round. Stricker shot 65 and tied for second with Mackenzie Hughes of Canada. "Whether at the golf course or around the world, the new U.S. Open app provides the most detailed and diverse player data to date, allowing fans to tailor the experience as they follow their heroes, which is befitting of golf's ultimate test". Other players who advanced from Columbus included former Masters champion Adam Scott, former PGA champion Keegan Bradley, Aaron Baddeley, Patrick Rodgers and Harold Varner.
A pair of LSU golfers, Jacob Bergeron and former US Junior Amateur champion Philip Barbaree, shared medalist honors at Shadow Hawk Golf Club.
Roberto Castro got the final spot in a 2-for-1 playoff.