10 Jun 2009

Three New Zealanders to play US Open

12:05 pm on 10 June 2009

The final field is set for next week's US Open golf championship and three New Zealanders have made the field of 156 for Bethpage in New York.

Michael Campbell, the 2005 champion, and Japan-based David Smail will be joined by Northlander Doug Batty, who's secured one of four places from a field of 80 at one of the final qualifying tournaments in California.

Danny Lee, who was exempt from qualifying until he turned professional, missed out by six shots at his qualifying tournament in Ohio, and he's going to take a break to recover from exhaustion.