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Spencer Levin was at No. 61 in the world and missed the cut in the FedEx St. Jude Classic, but still moved up to No. 60 on Sunday and earned a spot in the U.S. Open. Four other players also got in on the last possible day.

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At the last minute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The sometimes quirky math involved in the world ranking helped Spencer Levin get into the U.S. Open on Sunday.

Levin was at No. 61 in the world and missed the cut in the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Friday. However, he moved to No. 60 on Sunday and earned a spot in the U.S. Open for being among the top 60 in the world in the final week before the championship.

Branden Grace of South Africa also got in through the top 60.

The USGA set aside five spots from the ranking. Because only two were needed, three alternates were added to the field -- Justin Hicks, Kyle Thompson and Colt Knost.

Levin getting in means that Jordan Spieth of the University of Texas is now the first alternate.

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