— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 7, 2016
This is what the U.S. Open is all about. Chris Crawford is an amateur who just finished his senior season at Drexel and now he has access to one of the biggest stages in golf. He found himself needing to make a 40-foot putt to claim the last qualifying spot on the 36th green.
“It was just an unbelievable moment,” Crawford said after he earned one of the six spots available for the 98 players at the qualifying event on Canoe Brook’s North Course . “I’ll probably get there as early as they’re going to let me get out there, and enjoy the week.”
This all came after a bogey on the 17th hole was followed by a hooked tee shot off the 18th. Chris was then forced to play down the 13th fairway before hitting his 185-yard approach to the edge of the green.
This is what the U.S Open is all about, an amateur getting the chance to take on the big guys. The competition is open to any professional, or to any amateur with an up-to-date men’s USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 1.4.