Adam Long barely snuck beyond the 36-hole cut in the 3M Open, however at the end of the week that he left Minnesota using a U.S. Open berth.
Long left the cut on the number in TPC Twin Cities and began the next round tied for 51st location. A weekend tally of all 16 birdies against only one bogey left him in 2nd place, two shots behind champion Michael Thompson. Using 2 U.S. Open berths open to the greatest finishers not exempt, both Thompson and Long reserved tickets on Winged Foot in September by completing 1-2.
Extended frees up it,’ retains down pedal’ at 3M runner-up finish.
“Showing up here Saturday afternoon, I am in the 50th area and wished to only do the very best I can to shoot at a lesser number and that I really did,” Long stated. “I managed to sort of keep it moving now, although not a lot altered.”
Thompson has been a runner-up in the 2012 U.S. Open in Olympic and can make his fourth career look.
Long gained his maiden Tour victory in last season’s American Express. Also, Sunday’s outcome is his next runner-up of this year after a T-2 finish in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November. It is a welcome outcome awarded his weekend programs have been in uncertainty until a diploma on the final hole of the second round.
“I did not believe I was planning to have an opportunity to acquire certainly, but that I understand my game’s been quite good recently,” Long stated. “I have been playing some fantastic golf better than I have been in a position to show for this, however, I was quite grateful to have the chance, proud I managed to complete it off Friday to survive and that I wanted to just sort of appearing and give everything I have.”