Charlie Woods competes in first US Open qualifier

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Charlie Woods competed in his first ever US Open qualifier but came up shy of progression.

The 15-year-old who is the son of Tiger Woods was attempting to clear the first hurdle for the US Open at Pinehurst this July.

Woods finished nine-over in local qualifying in Florida with only the top-5 progressing to the final qualifying stage.

Woods’ round of 81 saw him finish in a tie for 59th place out of 84 players.

The teenager carded one birdie, four bogeys and three double bogeys, with nines of 40 and 41.

Woods was teeing it up in one of 109 local qualifiers taking place across the United States between April and May with the leading qualifiers in each teeing it up in the 13 final qualifying events in late May and early June.

The youngster had previously attempted to qualify for the Cognizant Classic on the PGA Tour at a pre-qualifier in February, shooting an 86.


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