|Michael finished solo 2nd at 142 over two rounds.|
After posting the best round of the day (a four under par 68), Michael Thompson launched himself up the US Open Sectional Qualifier leaderboard in Rockville, MD and right into the 2012 US Open! He finished the 36 hole qualifier at two under par and finished second. Seven spots into the US Open were handed out at the Mid-Atlantic qualifier. After a first round 2 over par 74 which was good for a T22, Michael needed to post a low score to secure a spot. That's exactly what he did - posting a three under par front nine followed by a one under par back nine and climbing 20 spots up the leaderboard in 20 mph afternoon winds.
The US Open is being played at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA which is the site of Michael's second place finish in the 2007 US Amateur.
The US Open will be Michael's first major as a PGA Tour professional but it won't be a new experience as Michael was the low amateur in the 2008 US Open in Torrey Pines.
Only 7 players were under par at the Mid-Atlantic Qualifier. All seven qualified without the need for a playoff.
Two of the seven players who qualified at the Mid-Atlantic Qualifier had the last name of Thompson (Michael and fellow pro Nicholas Thompson)
Two of the seven players who qualified at the Mid-Atlantic Qualifier are from Birmingham, AL (Michael and Jeff Curl)
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