5th June 2018 | Sunshine Tour
Burmester qualifies for US Open
Dean Burmester will play in the US Open next week after he made it though Sectional Qualifying at Walton Heath in England yesterday.
Burmester was one of 14 players who earned the right to play at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York from June 14-17. He carded rounds of six-under-par 66 on the New Course at Walton Heath and one-under 71 on the Old Course for a total of 137, three off the pace set by England’s Andrew Johnston and James Morrison.
Amongst the others making it to the US Open were 2009 South African Open champion Richie Ramsay of Scotland, and last week’s Italian Open champion Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.
Not so lucky were Trevor Fisher Jnr, Thomas Aiken, George Coetzee, Erik van Rooyen, Bryce Easton, Justin Walters and Oliver Bekker.
Other notables missing out included Tano Goya of Argentina, who won the 2014 Dimension Data Pro-Am, and Rhys Enoch of Wales, who is the current Cape Town Open champion.
Former world number one Lee Westwood also missed out, as did two-time Open champion and three-time major champion Padraig Harrington.
Burmester’s trip to Shinnecock Hills represents the first time the seven-time winner on the Sunshine Tour will be playing in a major championship.