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Clarkston native Joel Dahmen added to U.S. Open field

Joel Dahmen lines up a putt at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte in early May. (CHUCK BURTON / AP)
Joel Dahmen lines up a putt at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte in early May. (CHUCK BURTON / AP)

The wait was worth it for Clarkston native Joel Dahmen.

Dahmen’s chances of earning a spot in the 119th U.S. Open were good after he finished as the first alternate in a large sectional qualifier June 3 in Columbus, Ohio, packed with PGA players.

Dahmen received word Sunday that he has been added to the 156-player field. The third major of the season unfolds Thursday through Sunday at Pebble Beach.

“To say I’m pumped would be an understatement,” Dahmen tweeted.

Dahmen is No. 81 in the world rankings. He made the cut at the PGA Championship last month in his first appearance in a major.

Dahmen joined Bernd Wiesberger and Harris English as alternates to make the field.

Spokane’s Alex Prugh qualified for the U.S. Open by winning a three-for-two playoff in Ontario. English was on the losing end of that playoff.

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