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Irish amateur Kevin Phelan earns US Open spot

Updated: Tuesday, 04 Jun 2013 10:26 | Comments

Kevin Phelan will play at this year's US Open
Kevin Phelan will play at this year's US Open

Irish amateur Kevin Phelan has booked his place at the US Open by winning the qualifying event at the Ritz-Carlton in Bradenton, Florida.

The US-based 22-year-old carded rounds of 65 and 70 to finish nine under overall, one clear of American John Hahn.

He told golfweek.com: "Patience really helped me today. It's a tough finish; it's easy to make bogeys coming in. (You) just have to stay patient."

Phelan has previously played in the 2010 US Open, but as a 19-year-old rookie he failed to make the cut with rounds of 83 and 75.

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