Danny Lee and Ryan Fox are the two New Zealanders in the field – file photo Bruce Young

With the conclusion of Final Stage Qualifying for this month’s US Open Championship now complete, a total of nine Australasians have been confirmed in the field for the championship which begins on June 23rd at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Only New Zealand’s Danny Lee was able to successfully negotiate his way through the 36 hole qualifying completed at eight venues across nine venues in the USA today and he will join Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Lucas Herbert, Min Woo Lee, Jed Morgan, Todd Sinnott and fellow New Zealander Ryan Fox in the 152 player field.

Lee secured his place in the field by finishing 5th at his venue in Ohio where 106 players were competing for 13 places in third major of the year.

For Lee it will be his 4th US Open although he was forced to withdraw from the 2020 version with a wrist injury after making the cut.

Smith, Scott, Leishman, Herbert and Min Woo Lee are in the field courtesy of their world ranking and in Smith’s case because of his Players Championship victory, Sinnott earned his place via Final Qualifying in Japan, Jed Morgan courtesy of leading the Australasian Tour’s Order of Merit and Fox because he led the qualifiers in a series of events on the European Tour in recent months and Sinnott as above.

Cameron Davis was the unlucky loser at his venue in Ohio, missing out by one shot of a playoff for one of the final places available there.