GMac in the hunt for one of 10 US Open spots in Dallas

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GMac in the hunt for one of 10 US Open spots in Dallas

Graeme McDowell (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Graeme McDowell was one-under par through six holes when play was suspended during the second and final round of US Open Qualifying at Dallas Athletic Club.

The 2010 champion, who famously won his first Major title on Father’s Day at Pebble Beach, will find himself three strokes outside the qualifying places with 12 holes to go when play resumes on Tuesday.

After carding an even par 70 on the Blue Course, McDowell traded two birdies with one bogey through six holes on the Gold Course on Monday but will need to hit the ground running on Tuesday should he want to advance to Torrey Pines and the tournament proper next month.

Kanturk native Paul Buckley was four-over par through seven holes of his second round and at nine-over par for the tournament while Cian Curley withdrew after an opening 76.

German amateur Matthias Schmid sets the standard atop the board at six-under par alongside American Eric Cole. PGA Tour regular Scott Piercy is amongst a six-way tie for sixth at four-under, with McDowell looking like he’ll need to get to at least minus-four to force his way into the reckoning for a spot in next month’s Major.

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