Gagne Qualifies for 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach
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Baton Rouge, La. – Luis Gagne, the 2018 U.S. Open low amateur, took second at his sectional tournament on Monday at the Streamsong GC in Streamsong, Fla., with a two-round total of 12-under 134 to clinch his spot at the 119th U.S. Open that will be hosted at Pebble Beach June 13-16.
The Streamsong sectional only took the top three players from the field of 56 players that begin the day. Gagne earned his second-straight bid to the U.S. Open on Monday a year after taking low amateur honors at the most difficult major of the year. Gagne shot a 8-under 65 in the first round of the day and closed with a 3-under 69 to secure his spot at the U.S. Open.
Gagne, who just wrapped up his collegiate career at LSU, will play the U.S. Open as a professional with hopes of playing just like he did a year ago. Gagne made the cut and shared low amateur honors with Matt Parziale at the 2018 U.S. Open. Gagne advanced from the Streamsong sectional with Callum Tarren and Guillermo Pereira.
Really impressive birdie from Luis Gagne on the last to nab a spot at Pebble. Gagne shared low amateur honors at Shinnecock. pic.twitter.com/3aVWXMeKk6— Beth Ann Nichols (@GolfweekNichols) June 4, 2019