The double bogey couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Myrtle Beach resident Roberto Diaz double bogeyed the 18th hole during the final round of U.S. Open qualifying Monday en route to finishing two strokes behind the four qualifiers from Springfield (Ohio) Country Club.
Diaz, who was in good shape to perhaps earn a spot in the PGA Tour major saw his chances disappear on the final hole as he finished the day at even-par 70 and 4-under 136 for the event.
Fellow Myrtle Beach resident Jason Perry (77) failed to qualify after shooting 13-over 157 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.
▪ GREENWOOD Murrells Inlet’s Smith Knaffle shot 4-over 76 in the final round of the Jimmy Self Junior Festival of Flowers to finish tied for fifth at Greenwood Country Club.
Knaffle finished at 11-over 155. North Myrtle Beach’s Madison Elliott (79-84–163) finished 17th.
Myrtle Beach’s Karsten Kenley (75-78–153) tied for 26th and Kohler Karavan (75-79–154) tied for 29th and Pawleys Island’s Jackson Cole (78-88–166) tied for 54th in the boys competition.