Ishikawa fails to qualify for U.S. Open

RYUGASAKI, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Ryo Ishikawa did not qualify for the U.S. Open Championship in mid-June as he finished 18th in the final qualifying event in Japan on Monday.

Ishikawa, 17, had an even-par 144 in the one-day, 36-hole event at Ryugasaki Country Club, with the top five players earning berths to the June 18-21 major tournament in Farmingdale, N.Y.