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Kirk Triplett, Fred Funk Qualify For U.S. Open

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Three-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett shot rounds of 69 and 64 on Monday to qualify for next week’s U.S. Open.

Triplett had the best score among the 10 qualifiers who topped the field over 36 holes at Woodmont Country Club.

Maryland native Fred Funk shot rounds of 67 and 68 to ensure that he will get to play the role of local favorite in the Open, which takes place at nearby Congressional Country Club in the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

Also qualifying were Ty Tryon, Jon Mills, Elliot Gealy, Michael Tobiason Jr., Bubba Dickerson, David May, Christo Greyling and Will Wilcox.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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