SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Former Cal golfer James Hahn took the long road to a spot in the 2012 U.S. Open at San Francisco’s Olympic Club.

Sunday, he missed his flight from North Carolina back to the Bay Area – for good reason. He was still competing in the Nationwide Tour event in Raleigh. He went on to win that event in a playoff for his first title on that tour.

Hahn then caught a late flight back to San Francisco, landing at 1:00 a.m. After only a few hours sleep in his San Bruno home, he was back on the course at 7:00 a.m. for his tee time.

Hahn then carded a -8 over the 36-hole Sectional Qualifying site at Lake Merced & TPC at Harding Park in San Francisco.

That score not only earned Hahn a berth in his first U.S. Open, it won him the Sectional and one of the seven berths awarded that day.

112th U.S. Open will be played June 14-17.

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