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Golf NSW stars Cameron Davis and Harrison Endycott have entered the 2016 United States Open Championship to be held at Oakmont Country Club in June.
Hot on the heels of their impressive win in the Australian Interstate Series, the pair who are both ranked inside the top 50 in the Official World Amateur Golf Rankings, are exempt from regional qualifying and will attempt to play their way into the second Major of the year via International Sectional Qualifying.
Davis and Endycott will find themselves teeing it up with some of the stars of the European PGA Tour at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England on May 30th in their hunt for a coveted spot in the Championship.
The USGA accepted a massive 9,877 entries for this year's US Open and local qualifying is already underway.
The US Open Sectional Qualifying event begins a busy couple of months for the pair, with a schedule of prestigious amateur tournaments across the UK and the US mapped out. Qualifying for the Open Championship at Royal Troon in July is also on the agenda.
Davis in particular is looking forward to the challenge.
“I’ve been practicing a lot. I’ve had a good couple of months. I feel that I haven’t quite performed overseas as I would have liked to in the big amateur tournaments previously, and this is a big opportunity to test myself against the best players in the world before I embark on the next stage of my career,” Cameron Davis said.
They are certain starters in the British Amateur to be played at Royal Portcrawl and Pyle & Kenfig Golf Clubs, however a date clash with the US Open means that should either of them qualify, it will mean they have a very happy reason to reschedule some trans-Atlantic flights.
The pair will have a busy few weeks of golf after the US Open with starts in the Western Amateur at the Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, and the Southern Amateur at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Provided the pair maintain their world ranking, they look like they are certain starters in the US Amateur which will be played at Oakland Hills, Michigan, in mid August.
For Endycott, entry into the sectional qualifying event is yet another reward for his outstanding form across the Australian Summer.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge. I’ve been playing well. I had a nice result in the WA Open and my form during the Interstate Series was good, so if I just go out and play my game, hit my numbers I think I can give it a shot,” Endycott said.