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Pádraig Harrington came agonisingly close to qualifying for the US Open

Three-time Major champion misses his chance to qualify for Chambers Bay.

Harrington: birdied 13, 14, 15 and 16 during the second of his two rounds on Monday (file photo).
Harrington: birdied 13, 14, 15 and 16 during the second of his two rounds on Monday (file photo).
Image: Chris Carlson

A BOGEY ON the final hole cost Pádraig Harrington his chance of qualifying for the US Open.

The three-time Major winner was in action at Walton Heath where there were 11 places up for grabs for next month’s tournament at Chambers Bay.

After launching himself into contention with four straight birdies down the stretch, Harrington bogeyed the 36th hole to finish in a tie for 13th on four-under-par.

A par would have seen him take his place in a playoff with the five other finishers on -5 battling for the final four spots.

The Dubliner, who is currently ranked 86th in the world, will now turn his attention to the Irish Open which tees off at Royal County Down on Thursday.

There was disappointment too for Peter Lawrie, who finished in a tie for 29th, and Gareth Maybin who was a further shot back in a tie for 41st.

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