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U.S. Open: Funk Looks To Make Cut Today

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Fred Funk hits his tee shot on the 5th hole during the first round at the U.S. Open on Thursday.
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Fred Funk hits his tee shot on the 5th hole during the first round at the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Funk shot a 75 in the first round (that's four over par), and he says he can't do too much worse than that today if he wants to make the cut and play this weekend.

"Probably six over or something like that. I can only be two over tomorrow," he said after his game Thursday. "So I just got to go out there and do it. But if I don't, it will be a fun ride."

Qualifying for this tournament was a very big deal for the 55-year-old, as Funk feels by the time the U.S. Open might return to Congressional, he would be too old to play well enough to qualify. Funk is the oldest player at the tournament this week.

Meanwhile, authorities in Montgomery County are also preparing for the second day of the tournament. They encountered a few problems during the first round, including a 29-year-old man going into cardiac arrest shortly after play started.

In addition, a police spokesperson says the department wants to remind fans being dropped off at the course, they must use the Seven Locks Road and Bradley Boulevard entrance to the Norwood School. Only individual cars, taxis, and limousines can use that entrance.

Larger vehicles must use the public parking lots in Gaithersburg. In addition, the official shuttle operator for the event is warning visitors that tickets for the U.S. Open shuttle between the Grovesnor-Strathmore Metro station and the golf course are [sold out]http://www.cvent.com/events/tms-official-shuttle-to-the-u-s-open/event-summary-fde64fa8e2c141e284bcc3d0274dbaf6.aspx) for today and Saturday, although there were still tickets available for Sunday.

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