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Holmes, Stewart qualify for U.S. Open

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Hudson Swafford earned medalist honors by a single shot. Swafford, a PGA TOUR rookie, will join former Georgia teammates Russell Henley and Harris English at Pinehurst No. 2. Swafford is playing his second U.S. Open and first since 2010 at Pebble Beach, where he missed the cut. English, Henley and Swafford led Georgia to a second-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championship.

J.B. Holmes, winner of this year's Wells Fargo Championship, finished in second place after shooting consecutive 67s. Holmes is No. 30 in the FedExCup. He is making his first U.S. Open appearance since 2009. Holmes has made the cut in 12 of 14 starts this season.

Two amateurs who play for Southeastern Conference schools -- Alabama's Robby Shelton and Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart, a former Lexington Christian standout -- qualified for the U.S. Open. Shelton helped Alabama to the NCAA Championship while also winning the Phil Mickelson Award as the nation's top freshman.

David Toms qualified for his 18th U.S. Open. He has three top-10s, including a T4 in 2012 at the Olympic Club. Jeff Maggert qualified for his 16th U.S. Open and first since 2005. Maggert has seven top-10s in the U.S. Open, including third-place finishes in 2002 and 2004. The 50-year-old won earlier this year on the Champions Tour.


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