For Sean Crocker, it was the biggest five-foot putt of his life.
The 21-year-old Crocker, from Westlake Village and USC, made a birdie on the final hole to tie for sixth in the SMBC Singapore Open on the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.
That gave Crocker, who was born in Zimbabwe, a berth in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland, on July 19-22. There were four spots available to those not otherwise exempt among the top 12 in Singapore as part of the Open Qualifying Series.
“Very special day! First major here we come!” Crocker posted on Twitter.
Before turning pro late last year, Crocker helped Westlake High win the 2014 CIF California High School Championship, won the 2015 AmateurGolf.com San Diego Amateur, the 2016 Monroe Invitational and the 2017 Italian International Amateur.
Danthai Boonma and Jazz Janewattanond, both of Thailand, qualified for the Open by tying for fourth, and Lucas Herbert of Australia claimed the final spot available in Singapore with a tie for eighth.
Sergio Garcia of Spain captured the Singapore Open by five strokes over Satoshi Kodaira of Japan.
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