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Instructor Brian Mogg to teach lessons at Chambers Bay

Famed golf instructor Brian Mogg will be a frequent visitor to his home area – Tacoma – this summer.

The Lakes High graduate and former Ohio State All-American is opening a Mogg Performance Center at Chambers Bay Golf Links. The first series of half-day lessons will begin June 4-5.

Mogg, who is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., will conducts other sessions June 18-19, July 8, July 30-31, Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 17-18.

The fee for each 31/2-hour session is $350 per person, which includes a voucher for a round of golf at the 2015 U.S. Open site.

“The Northwest has never had a golf school. It has never been an option,” said Mogg, a renowned top-100 instructor in the world who teaches former PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang, as well as PGA Tour veteran D.A. Points.

“Here, we come to you and I want to lay the foundation for this school, and make myself available as much as possible.”

Others expected to assist Mogg include Chambers Bay teaching professional Brent Zepp and former PGA Tour player Ken Still of Fircrest.

To inquire about school availability, or sign up for a session, contact Zepp at (253) 460-4653, ext. 114 or bzepp@kempersports.com.

British Open qualifying: Three birdies over his first 10 holes had Tacoma’s Michael Putnam in the hunt for his second British Open berth in July.

But Putnam made a double bogey on the 17th hole, and fell back to 28th with an even-par round of 70 during British Open qualifying Monday at Gleneagles Country Club near Dallas.

Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley also shot a 70, and did not earn a berth.

Because of looming thunderstorms, qualifying was reduced to 18 holes, not 36. The top eight, led by medalist Brian Davis (64) of England, advanced.

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