Victor Perez, first place in Us Open qualifying

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Victor Perez, first place in Us Open qualifying

Winner of the Dutch Open last week and third this Sunday at the Porsche European Open, Victor Perez takes first place in the qualifying mini-race (out of four tournaments) for the US Open scheduled from June 16 to 19 at Brookline (Massachusetts).

Five of the ten qualifiers will play the third Major of the season for the first time.

Victor Perez, results

The mini-race offering ten places for the US Open (June 16-19) started at the British Masters on May 5 and also encompassing the Soudal Open, the Dutch Open and the Porsche European Open has delivered its verdict.

Victorious last week at the Dutch Open and third this Sunday in Hamburg, Victor Perez finished first with 674.54 points. The Frenchman will take part in his third US Open after 2020 and 2021 (two missed cuts). The Tarbais is ahead of the New Zealander Ryan Fox (608.65 pts) who has the particularity of not having won one of the four tournaments but of having finished second twice (at the Soudal Open and the Dutch Open).

The Dane Thorbjørn Olesen, winner of the British Masters, takes third place (595.72 pts) ahead of the Englishman Sam Horsfield (winner of the Soudal Open). Winner this Sunday of the Porsche European Open with a sublime last card of 64 (-8), the Finnish Kalle Samooja offers himself sixth place (behind the Swede Sebastian Söderberg) and will play his first US Open in less than a fortnight.

Ditto for the Dutchman Wil Besseling (7th), the Germans Yannik Paul and Marcel Schneider (8th and 10th) and the Englishman Richard Mansell (9th). Perez finished second in the Alps Tour qualifier in December 2015 to earn his place on the tour in 2016.

He was a runner-up at the Open Frassanelle and won the Alps Tour de Las Castillas tournament, finishing the season in fifth place overall. the Order of Merit to earn a spot on the 2017 Challenge Tour. In his first season on the Challenge Tour, Perez finished 18th in the Order of Merit, just outside the top 15 that earns his European Tour card.

He was a finalist in the Made in Denmark Challenge and won the Challenge de España. In his second season on the Challenge Tour, Perez finished 3rd on the Order of Merit which earned him a place on the 2019 European Tour.

He finished the 2018 season by winning the Foshan Open in the playoff against Robert MacIntyre , then by finishing 2nd behind Adrià Arnaus in the grand final of the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge. He also earned his first European Tour top 10 by finishing 6th in the Belgian Knockout in May.

Perez kicked off the 2019 European Tour by finishing 3rd in the first event of the season, the Honma Hong Kong Open, played in November 2018. In September 2019, Perez earned his first victory on the European Tour at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. In 2020, he reached 41st place in the world ranking.