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Throwing out his missed cut at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Kyle Stanley has played some pretty solid golf since the end of April. The Clemson alum finished third at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans then tied for sixth at the Wells Fargo Championship.
He had a legitimate chance to win the Memorial Tournament. However, a back-nine 38 doomed the young golfer, and the two-stroke deficit with which he began the day was ultimately too great.
Stanley began the year in unimpressive fashion, inspiring discussion as to whether his decision to jump ship (from Titleist to Nike) was a good one. Recently, though, he's been on form.
Unfortunately, Stanley might not make the U.S. Open field. The golfer fell short in sectional qualifying and will need to remain inside the top 60 (currently 59th) of the Official World Golf Ranking if he wants to tee it up at Merion.