Stanford freshman Maverick McNealy earned a berth in the U.S. Open by posting a 7-under 136 in Monday's 36-hole sectional qualifier held at the Olympic Club (Ocean Course) and Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.
He shot a 67 at Lake Merced and a 69 at Olympic Club to land one of five spots available in the qualifier, the only sectional held in California.
McNealy finished third, four shots behind medalist Alex Cejka.
"It's something I've wanted to do my whole life. It's still sinking in," McNealy told usga.org.
Also qualifying in Daly City were New Zealand's Steven Alker, longtime PGA Tour pro Kevin Sutherland and Irvine's Brian Campbell.
The U.S. Open is June 12-15 at Pinehurst, North Carolina.
NCAA champion Cameron Wilson of Stanford missed qualifying by one shot in Purchase, New York.
Former British Open champion Justin Leonard was co-medalist in Columbus, Ohio, after three years of coming up short in qualifying.
San Jose's first five batters in the fifth inning reached base -- and scored -- to break a scoreless tie, and Chris Stratton allowed two runs over seven innings as the Giants beat High Desert 5-2 at Municipal Stadium.
Shawn Payne was hit by a pitch to spark San Jose's rally, which included RBI doubles by Blake Miller and Chuckie Jones.
Steven Okert struck out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth for his 17th save in 17 save opportunities.
San Jose acquired offensive lineman Duke Robinson from Philadelphia for defensive lineman Julius Williams and future considerations. The team also activated quarterback Nick Stephens from the other league exempt list and placed fullback Odie Armstrong on injured reserve.
Robinson, a two-year AFL veteran, was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2009 out of Oklahoma. Stephens signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Tarleton State (Texas) in 2012 and appeared in two preseason games.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.