Adam Scott narrowly makes it through US Open qualifying | AP sports

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In Columbus in OH where the bulk of the Australians would tee it up, Aaron Baddeley overcame some recent indifferent form having missed his last three cuts to grab one of the 14 places at the Brookside and Lakes Golf and Country Clubs.

"It is a nice streak to keep going", Scott said. He figured he would give it nine more holes, and then he wound up with a 64 to make it with room to spare.

Stricker, who has 12 PGA Tour titles and has won twice on the PGA Tour Champions, will be making his 21st appearance in the U.S. Open and has four top-10s, his best a fifth in 1999. Hendrix made par to finish as first alternate.

"I'm pretty pumped to make my major championship debut, it's definitely something you dream about as a kid growing up and playing golf", Herbert said.

Only the top 60 players in the world are awarded a place in the US Open, and Scott's five-year exemption into all the majors that came with winning the 2013 Masters expired after last year's US Open at Erin Hills. "I'm really looking forward to Shinnecock Hills; it's one of my favourite courses so I'm really happy to get there".

The Kiwi contingent in next week's Open at Shinnecock Hills in NY went from zero to two on Tuesday (NZT) as the duo emerged via qualifying on different sides of the Atlantic.

Adam Scott, the king of the kids, is off to the US Open.

Among those who failed to qualify were Vijay Singh and 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann, who contended last week at the Memorial.

At Walton Heath in Surrey in England, New Zealander Ryan Fox finished 5th and West Australian Jason Scrivener finished 7th to each secure one of the 14 positions available at that venue from the 120 who teed it up.

Steve Stricker, 51, earned one of the qualifying spots at the Memphis sectional, where he tied for second with Canada's Mackenzie Hughes, behind medalist Sam Burns. Only Sergio Garcia, who will play in his 76th in a row at the U.S. Open, has a longer run, his dating to the 2009 Open.

Pictor's round included one birdie and four bogeys, as she finished one shot ahead of Margaret Leef of Merton, Wisconsin. Garrett Rank, a Canadian amateur who is a referee in the National Hockey League, earned his spot at the qualifer in Roswell, Georgia.

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