Hideki Matsuyama completed the 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Japan in 8-under-par 67-65=132, good for medalist honors and one of five berths into the major.
In his first start as a professional, Hideki Matsuyama shared 10th place at last week's Token Homemate Cup on the Japan Golf Tour.
Hideki Matsuyama shot 9-under-par 66-69=135 at Amati Springs Country Club in Thailand to secure one of four berths into The Open Championship via Asia's International Final Qualifying.
Hideki Matsuyama closed out his second round of the International Final Qualifying-Asia sectional double bogey-bogey-triple bogey to finish two strokes too high for the playoff to determine the final spot into the British Open.
Nineteen-year-old Hideki Matsuyama carded a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his final round of the Asian Amateur Championship to successfully defend last year's title.
Hideki Matsuyama recorded a five-stroke victory at the Asian Amateur Championship today, earning an exemption into next year's Masters.