US Open

Grace banks R5.6m for US Open efforts

2016-06-20 12:00
Branden Grace at the US Open (Andrew Redington / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Cape Town - Branden Grace was South Africa's top performer at the 116th US Open at Oakmont Country Club - and banked a cool $374 395 (R5.6 million) for his efforts.

Grace finished in a tie for fifth place on Sunday, four shots behind winner, American Dustin Johnson.

Grace also moved up one spot to 11th in the latest world rankings.

Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel were the only other South Africans who made the cut, with both finishing tied for 23rd spot on seven-over par.

They were rewarded with $82 890 (R1.25m) for their four days work.

The other South Africans taking part in the event - Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Jaco van Zyl and Thomas Aiken - all failed to make the cut.

Collated final round scores on Sunday at the US Open, played at par-70 Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania: (USA unless stated):

276 - Dustin Johnson 67 69 71 69

279 - Jim Furyk 71 68 74 66, Shane Lowry (IRL) 68 70 65 76, Scott Piercy 68 70 72 69

280 - Sergio Garcia (ESP) 68 70 72 70, Branden Grace (RSA) 73 70 66 71

281 - Kevin Na 75 68 69 69

282 - Jason Day (AUS) 76 69 66 71, Zach Johnson 71 69 71 71, Jason Dufner 73 71 68 70, Daniel Summerhays 74 65 69 74

283 - David Lingmerth (SWE) 72 69 75 67

284 - Brooks Koepka 75 69 72 68, Kevin Streelman 69 74 69 72

285 - Brendan Steele 71 71 70 73, Andrew Landry 66 71 70 78, Bryson De Chambeau 71 70 70 74

286 - Adam Scott (AUS) 71 69 72 74, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 72 71 71 72, Sung Kang (KOR) 70 72 70 74, Marc Leishman (AUS) 71 69 77 69, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 71 67 75 73

287 - Chris Wood (ENG) 75 70 71 71, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 76 68 69 74, Byeong-Hun An (KOR) 74 70 73 70, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 75 65 74 73, Derek Fathauer 73 69 70 75, Andrew Sullivan (ENG) 71 68 75 73, Jon Rahm (ESP) 76 69 72 70, Russell Knox (SCO) 70 71 73 73, Yusaku Miyazato (JPN) 73 69 71 74

288 - Justin Thomas 73 69 73 73, Billy Horschel 72 74 66 76, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 74 70 69 75, Lee Westwood (ENG) 67 72 69 80, Ryan Moore 74 72 72 70

289 - Jason Kokrak 71 70 74 74, Charley Hoffman 72 74 70 73, Danny Willett (ENG) 75 70 73 71, Angel Cabrera (ARG) 70 76 72 71, Martin Kaymer (GER) 73 73 72 71, Harris English 70 71 72 76, Daniel Berger 70 72 70 77, Rob Oppenheim 72 72 72 73, Jordan Spieth 72 72 70 75

290 - Matteo Manassero (ITA) 76 70 71 73, Patrick Rodgers 73 72 68 77, Matt Kuchar 71 72 71 76

291 - James Hahn 73 71 75 72, Kevin Kisner 73 71 71 76

292 - Bill Haas 76 69 73 74, Bubba Watson 69 76 72 75, Hideto Tanihara (JPN) 70 76 74 72

293 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 73 70 75 75, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 75 69 75 74, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 73 70 79 71

294 - Danny Lee (NZL) 69 77 74 74, Lee Slattery (ENG) 72 68 78 76

295 - Cameron Smith (AUS) 71 75 70 79, Brandon Harkins 71 74 73 77

296 - Matt Marshall 72 73 75 76, Tim Wilkinson (NZL) 71 75 75 75

297 - Romain Wattel (FRA) 71 75 75 76

298 - Chase Parker 75 70 72 81

299 - Ethan Tracy 73 70 79 77, Spencer Levin 73 72 77 77

304 - Justin Hicks 73 72 78 81

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