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Last Updated: 07/06/12 4:10pm

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Stephen Ames: On his way to San Francisco

Stephen Ames: On his way to San Francisco

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Canadian Stephen Ames and American Joe Durant were among nine players to earn places at next week's US Open in a rain-delayed sectional qualifier in Memphis.

A heavy thunderstorm at Germantown Country Club on Monday had forced the 36-hole qualifier into a second day.

Ames and Durant both posted matching totals of eight-under-par 134 to secure a trip to the Olympic Club at San Francisco, while rookie Tommy Biershenk led the way at nine-under.

Joe Ogilvie, Bill Lunde, Hunter Haas, Roberto Castro, Aaron Watkins and amateur Hunter Hamrick also advanced to the second Major of the year

Castro secured the final spot in a three-way play-off with Kyle Thompson and amateur Bobby Wyatt.

Among those who missed out in a field of 74 were PGA Tour veterans Justin Leonard, David Duval, Jeff Maggert and Lee Janzen, who won the last US Open played at Olympic in 1998.

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