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Michael Hoey misses out on US Open qualification along with Harrington and Power

Michael Hoey
Michael Hoey
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

Northern Ireland golfer Michael Hoey has missed out in his last ditch attempt to secure qualification for the US Open at Pebble Beach.

The Ballymoney man, along with Irishmen Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power, were attempting to earn a spot at next week's third major of the season but all three fell short.

Hoey was in action at Walton Heath in Surrey, where 109 players were vying for the 14 places up for grabs. After the 36-hole event, Hoey finished up on one under par and missed out by six shots.

The 40-year-old was in with a shout when, after a level par opening round, he carded four early birdies to go -4 through eight in round two. However, a double bogey to end the front nine all but ended Hoey's challenge, with three more drop shots and two birdies following after the turn.

Three-time major winner Harrington missed out on a place in the field by just two shots at the sectional qualifying in Ontario, Canada, where 37 players were facing off for just four places.

Two one under par rounds of 71 saw the 47 year-old narrowly miss while Waterford's Power hit two double-bogeys in his final round and withdrew.

Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry will be in the field for the penultimate major of 2019.

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