Former Husky Troy Kelly Qualifies for U.S. Open

June 6, 2005

Seattle - Former Washington standout Troy Kelly earned the lone qualifying spot to the U.S. Open during a Sectional Qualifying tournament held at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge. Kelly shot rounds of 70 and 68 for a 36-hole total of 138 to top the field. James Lepp, the 2005 NCAA Champion, tied for second at 144. He shot 72 during both of his rounds. He will be an alternate from the site.

Kelly was the runnerup at the 1999 NCAA Championships. He led the Huskies in stroke average in both 1999 and 2000.

At other Sectional qualifying sites on Monday, former Husky All-American Brock Mackenzie failed to earn one of the six spots from the qualifier held at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J. Last year Mackenzie advanced to the U.S. Open as an amateur from that site. Mackenzie advanced to the Sectional after placing second at the local qualifier held at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club. Kelly also advanced from that site.

Current PGA pro and former Husky Rob Rashell will have to wait one more day in his bid to make the U.S. Open. Rashell and the rest of the field were rained out in the qualifier in Rockville, Md.

This year's U.S. Open will take place June 13-19 at Pinehurst.

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