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Preview: Lyoness Open

 

Austrian golfer Wiesberger eyes US Open start

ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) Bernd Wiesberger aims to become the first Austrian golfer to qualify for the U.S. Open when he starts his title defense at the Lyoness Open on Thursday.

The 61st-ranked Wiesberger will likely need a top-10 finish at his home event to move up a spot in the world rankings and earn a berth for next week's major in Ardmore, Pa.

Wiesberger, coming off third place at the Nordea Masters in Sweden last weekend, says ``it would be a huge honor being the first Austrian to play at the U.S. Open.''

Wiesberger has made the cut in his last 15 European Tour events, but says he needs to improve his ``consistency on the putting green.''

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Lyoness Open field
Bjorn AkessonHamza AminFredrik Andersson Hed
Scott ArnoldLeo AstlMatthew Baldwin
Jason BarnesChristoph BausekOliver Bekker
Seve BensonGaganjeet BhullarThomas Bjorn
Richard BlandGregory BourdyGary Boyd
Markus BrierDaniel BrooksJorge Campillo
Magnus A. CarlssonChristian CevaerRobert Coles
Javi ColomoCharles DaviesRhys Davies
Mark DavisEduardo De La RivaCarlos Del Moral
Matteo DelpodioRobert-Jan DerksenDavid Dixon
Stephen DoddAndrew DodtBradley Dredge
David DrysdaleAlan DunbarSimon Dyson
Johan EdforsJamie ElsonPeter Erofejeff
Niclas FasthPhilipp FendtOliver Fisher
Trevor Fisher, Jr.Oscar FlorenAlastair Forsyth
Lorenzo GagliPetr GalIgnacio Garrido
Daniel GauntMax GlauertJacob Glennemo
Luke GoddardRichard GreenEmiliano Grillo
Mathias GronbergRene GruberPeter Gustafsson
JB HansenSoren HansenAndreas Hartoe
Tyrrell HattonPeter HedblomScott Henry
David HigginsDavid HorseyJamie Howarth
Daniel ImLasse JensenMiguel Angel Jimenez
Evgeni KafelnikovYevgeny KafelnikovShiv Kapur
Rikard KarlbergDodge KemmerMaximilian Kieffer
Chan KimJames KingstonSoren Kjeldsen
Alexander KleszczEspen KofstadMikko Korhonen
Jbe' KrugerMaarten LafeberJoakim Lagergren
Moritz LampertJose Manuel LaraPablo Larrazabal
Craig LeeThomas LevetAlexander Levy
Tom LewisWen-Chong LiangSam Little
Chris LloydGary LockerbieJoost Luiten
Mikael LundbergCallum MacaulayMorten Madsen
Andrew MarshallJurgen MaurerGareth Maybin
Richard McEvoyDamien McGraneProm Meesawat
James MorrisonLukas NemeczTobias Nemecz
Ake NilssonMatthew NixonGary Orr
Hennie OttoChris PaisleyBenjamin Palanszki
Sandro PiagetTerry PilkadarisDaniel Popovic
Clemens PraderPhillip PriceManuel Quiros
Robert RockJake RoosRicardo Santos
Richard SarkoziMatthias SchwabJoel Sjoholm
Lee SlatteryAnthony SnobeckMatthew Southgate
Gary StalRoland SteinerGraeme Storm
Sam StrakaSepp StrakaAndy Sullivan
Alessandro TadiniJason TimmisMark Tullo
Dawie Van Der WaltTjaart Van der WaltDaniel Vancsik
Simon WakefieldJustin WaltersPaul Waring
Romain WattelSteve WebsterUli Weinhandel
Peter WhitefordMartin WiegeleBernd Wiesberger
Nikolaus WimmerMatthew Zions 
Strength of field
World RankPlayersNo. in Field
TOP 10None0
TOP 25None0
TOP 50Thomas Bjorn (46)1
TOP 100Miguel Angel Jimenez (53),Bernd Wiesberger (54),Joost Luiten (60),Pablo Larrazabal (99)4