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Former Blue Devil Long Qualifies for U.S. Open

It took a scorching final three holes, but Adam Long will be playing in the U.S. Open later this month.

The former Duke golfer fired an eagle and a birdie in his last three holes in the second round of sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, a finish that propelled him into a tie for fourth place and earned him one of 16 positions in the the major tournament, played this year in Bethesda, Maryland.

While Long was the only former Blue Devil to qualify, sophomore Yaroslav Merkulov placed 18th in his own sectional qualifier in New Jersey and recent graduate Wes Roach also unsuccessfully attempted to qualify.

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