Farr excited by US Open debut

Shropshire golfer Ollie Farr is excited about playing in his first major, in this week's US Open on the West Coast at Chambers Bay in Washington state.

Farr initially missed out at the third play-off hole in the International Sectional Qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey in May, but secured a place in the field as first reserve.

He is paired with American-based amateur Sam Horsfield and Japan's Shunsuke Sonoda in a group that goes out at 17:01 BST, three groups behind Rory McIlroy.

"It's a great feeling to be out here playing against the best golfers in the world on such a tough course," the 27-year-old said.

Farr now lives in Hereford and is attached to Boughton Park, Worcester where his father Graham is the club professional and younger brother Jason works in the shop as an assistant pro.

Ollie Farr was talking to BBC Radio Shropshire's Colin Young.

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