English pair Ross Fisher and David Horsey qualify for 2023 US Open

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England's Ross Fisher and David Horsey will contest the US Open next month after coming through final qualifying at Walton Heath.

Fisher and Horsey shot nine under par in the 36-hole event to finish joint second with Wilco Nienaber, a shot behind Nienaber's fellow South African Deon Germishuys. Germishuys carded rounds of 66 and 68 to seal a major championship debut at Los Angeles Country Club. Spain's Alejandro Del Rey, Sweden's Jens Dantorp - who finished runner-up in the Soudal Open on Sunday - and France's Matthieu Pavon secured the remaining qualifying places. Fisher, who finished fifth in the 2009 US Open and helped Europe win the Ryder Cup the following year, said: "Majors are the pinnacle for any professional golfer. "I was very fortunate to experience a lot in my early career and I've missed playing them. I feel like the game is still there. I just feel like I need to put everything together. "I came here with an open mind and tried to not take too much care on the greens, try and freewheel it, free myself up. I feel like I did that. "I made a hell of a lot of birdies out there and a nice eagle. To get back to a major championship, I'm thrilled." Horsey added: "Although it's only a day and 36 holes it feels like a marathon, but you can get it going around these courses. "I had eight (under par) in my mind and I was reliably told on the last I needed one more to avoid a play-off. Managed to birdie the last as well and I'm now looking forward to my second US Open."

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