Bill Glasson, the Kemper Open champion, shot rounds of 68 and 70 yesterday at Bethesda Country Club and his total of two-under-par 138 put him among 32 qualifiers for golf's U.S. Open championship.
John Inman, younger brother of PGA Tour veteran Joe Inman, shot a course-record 64 in his afternoon round and shared the medal at 132 with Mark Wiebe of Escondido, Calif., 67-65. Larry Mize, third-round Kemper leader Saturday at Congressional, easily qualified with 67-66 -- 133 for the U.S. Open set June 13-16 at Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Mich.
There were questions as to how Glasson's knees (four operations on the left, one on the right) would hold up to walking yesterday's 36 holes.
"They are numb. My body is numb. I am completely exhausted," said Glasson, 25. He said he wore knee braces at Congressional, but did not yesterday, because of perspiration irritation.
Glasson, a long hitter, said he is so spent from the Kemper victory and the Bethesda hike that he intends to withdraw from the Westchester Classic that will start Thursday in New York. He will rest in Hattiesburg, Miss., with friends and fiance Courtney Engstrom.
At Bethesda yesterday, Glasson hit his driver off the tee only four times on a course that is shorter and tighter than Congressional.
Oakland Hills will be Glasson's second U.S. Open. He tied for 25th in last year's Open at Winged Foot in New York, making the first 36-hole cut he ever made on tour.
Of his Kemper triumph Sunday, Glasson said, "I haven't got excited about yesterday yet. I'm a pretty low-key person."
Inman, 22, does not have his PGA Tour playing card yet, after graduating from the University of North Carolina in December.
"There are no secrets why you shoot 64," said Inman, who made the cut at the Masters as an amateur. "You've got to be putting good." Inman made seven birdies in his 64.
Mize, who lost a four-shot lead in the final round of the Kemper and tied for second, said, "I knew the first few holes today were going to be the toughest."
Gary Marlowe of Rockville's Woodmont Country Club was the only area qualifier, 68-71 -- 139.
Donnie Hammond, formerly of Frederick, was one of the losers in a nine-man playoff for the last spot among entrants who shot 141. Dennis Trixler of San Mateo, Calif., won the playoff and Buddy Gardner of Birmingham made first alternate.