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Bettencourt joins elite company

Alameda native Matt Bettencourt, pictured during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2010, earned a spot in this week's U.S. Open at a U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club-Rockville, Md. last week. He was tied for the eighth and final qualifying spot with two other golfers, but won a playoff. Bettencourt is now a South Carolina resident.