The 122nd U.S. Open received a strong dose of local flavor on Monday.
Three players from the region – Caleb Manuel (Topsham, Maine), Michael Thorbjornsen (Wellesley, Mass.) and Fran Quinn (Holden, Mass.) – finished in the top five at a 36-hole U.S. Open Final Qualifier in Purchase, N.Y.
All three will be part of the 156-player field at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on June 16-19.
It’s the first U.S. Open for Manuel, a Big East champion from UConn. Thorbjornsen, a rising junior at Stanford, also played it in 2019, a year after he won the U.S. Amateur.