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Stanford's Chung looks for good round of golf at the U.S. Open

 

Stanford senior David Chung is one of 13 amateurs scheduled to play in the U.S. Open, which gets underway Thursday at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, M.

Chung earned his spot in the field by virtue of his runner-up finish at last year's U.S. Men's Amateur. He is paired with Fred Funk and 2005 U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell for the first two rounds of the event.

Chung currently ranks fourth in the World Amateur rankings. UCLA standout Patrick Cantlay, the top-ranked amateur in the world, is also in the field.

The U.S. Open marks the second major championship appearance by Chung, who shot 72-76-144 at The Masters to miss the cut by three strokes.

Stanford golfers have combined to win five U.S. Open titles. Lawson Little won the 1940 championship at Canterbury Golf Club. Tom Watson earned a two shot victory over Jack Nicklaus in the 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, while Tiger Woods counts three U.S. Open titles (2000, '02 and '08) among his 14 major championships.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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