VIDEO: Chris Crawford sinks 40-Foot putt to Qualify for U.S. Open
Chris Crawford reacts to 40-foot putt that sent him to U.S. Open <br>(USGA Photo)</br>
Chris Crawford reacts to 40-foot putt that sent him to U.S. Open
(USGA Photo)
SUMMIT, NJ (June 7, 2016) -- Improbable stories are what define the build up to the U.S. Open. Year after year remarkable moments happen throughout U.S. Open qualifying that leave us shaking our heads in amazement.

This year's that jaw dropping moment belongs to 22-year-old Drexel golfer Christopher Crawford.

Let's set the scene a bit, Crawford stood on the final green of Canoe Brook Country Club’s North Course with a birdie putt and in a five-way tie for the final U.S. Open qualifying spot. The only problem was the birdie putt was a long one, 40-feet long. With his college coach Ben Feld on the bag Crawford drained the putt and in a blink of an eye was on his way to Oakmont Country Club.

“Everyone who grows up playing golf dreams of that moment, and I thought of it there: this putt is to get in the Open,” Crawford to the USGA. “I looked up when the putt was about halfway there and I knew it had a chance, but after it went in, it was kind of a blur.”

Crawford, put himself in a strong position after a first round 7-under 65 but struggled during the days second round and after a bogey on 17 he was 2-over for the round and 5-under overall. The bogey on 17 meant Crawford needed a birdie on his 36th hole of the day to qualify.

By draining the 40-foot birdie putt Crawford, from Bensalem, PA avoided a five-way anything can happen playoff. Crawford was the only amateur to qualify at Canoe Brook Country Club and his putt knocked out fellow amateur Mike McCoy.

-The USGA contributed to this story
Results For U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying
Place  PtsScores
MedalistCAAaron WiseLake Elsinore, CA50067-68=135
QualifierGARyan StachlerAlpharetta, GA40071-65=136
QualifierCAJustin SuhSan Jose, CA40067-67=134
QualifierPAChris CrawfordBensalem, PA40065-73=138
QualifierEnglandSam HorsfieldEngland40068-70=138

View full results for U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying

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