Jun 8, 2010 12:14 AM by Andrew Masuda
Three Central Coast golfers fell short in their bids to qualify for their first US Open.
Arroyo Grande native Joshua Warthen put himself in contention after shooting a two-under, 69 in the first round of the US Open Qualifying Sectional. 86 golfers played 36 holes at the Del Paso Country Club on Monday in Sacramento.
The top four finishers qualified to the 110th US Open.
After shooting a two under in the first 18 holes, Warthen carded an even par 71 in his second round to finish at two under for the day. Warthen finished tied for 17th place. He missed the cut line and a chance to qualify by three strokes. Two years ago, he missed the cut by two strokes.
Erick Justesen of Sacramento finished first with a nine under day.
Cal Poly freshman Pace Johnson finished tied for 59th place. He finished at five over for the day. Santa Barbara native. Niall Platt carded a plus 8, tied for 69th place.
The 110th US Open runs from June 17-20 at Pebble Beach.
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