TOP Filipino golfer Miguel is set to see action in the US Open next week after topping the sectional qualifying in California.
Tabuena fired a 68 at Olympic Club Ocean course on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) after carding a 64 highlighted by two eagles at Lake Merced Golf Club for an 11-under 132 aggregate.
Top money earner on the Philippine Golf Tour last season and currently third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Tabuena also had 10 birdies against three bogeys for the day.
He finished two shots ahead of Justin Suh (67-67), Gregor Main (66-68) and Mark Anguiano (66-68).
Also qualifying for the US Open set at Oakmont were Tyler Raber (69-67) and Brandon Harkins (68-69).
“I told myself that Lake Merced would be the easier course and I needed to go low there, which I did,” said Tabuena.
“I am just really happy with my rounds. I am still in shock. This will be my first major and I just can't wait to have fun next week. I am really happy with the way I am playing now,” he added.