The 61st-ranked Spaniard missed out on a place in the final of one of his home tournaments when he was beaten by 2 holes by Graeme McDowell on Sunday.
However, the ranking points earned from his week at the Finca Cortesin course will lift him above Italian player Matteo Manassero and into the top 60 when the new rankings are released on Monday, securing a place at the year’s second major.
He won the Dubai Desert Classic in February and has played into contention to make Europe’s Ryder Cup team for September’s match against the U.S. in Medinah, near Chicago.
“I’m proud of myself, it’s been a good week,” said the 27-year-old Cabrera-Bello, whose first and only other tournament victory came at the Austrian Open in 2009.
“Overall I played really well and I’m very excited about the tournaments coming up. It’ll great to be at the U.S. Open again.”
This year’s U.S. Open will be at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on June 14-17.
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