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EX-COUGARS QUALIFY FOR U.S. OPEN FIELD

Four former BYU golfers qualified for the U.S. Open in sectional tournament play Monday.

Three of the ex-Cougars qualified at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., where most PGA Tour members were entered. Needing to finish under 139, Mike Reid shot a 69-66 for a 36-hole total of 135, while Rick Fehr (67-71) and Keith Clearwater (74-64) shot 138s to make the cut by one shot.Robert Meyer, a non-tour pro, shot even-par 142 at Bellevue, Wash., to claim a berth.

Forty-three of the 167 golfers who entered the Rockville tourney made the cut. Nationwide, some 600 golfers at 12 sites are vying for 91 tournament berths.

At Littleton, Colo., Utahn Milan Swilor shot a 1-under-par 143, missing a playoff for the second and last qualifying spot by one stroke. This marks the third year in a row that Swilor, an assistant pro at Mountain View Golf Course, has barely missed qualifying, including a playoff loss in 1989.

Chris Andrews of Peoria, Ariz., was the low qualifier at Littleton at 139 and Jeff Lee of Dallas shot a 142 and won a four-hole playoff for the other berth.

The U.S. Open will be played June 13-16 at Chaska, Minn.