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In this AP file photo from Friday, June 13, 2014, Chris Thompson putts on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP File Photo/David Goldman)

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Touring Web.com pro Chris Thompson, who had multiple near misses over the years in Q school in his quest to make the PGA Tour, finished third in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on Sunday by shooting a 64.

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