Former BYU golfer Zac Blair overcame tough odds to qualify for next week's U.S. Open, earning medalist honors in a sectional event Monday.
Blair shot 69-68 for a 7-under-par total at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell, Oregon, winning by four strokes and earning one of two spots in a field of 50 players. The U.S. Open is June 12-15 at Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Blair, 23, had advanced through the local qualifying stage at Alpine Country Club in early May. He's a member of the PGA Tour Latin America, which recently completed the first half of its split season and will resume competition in September.