Darlington’s Callum Tarren will be mixing it with the golfing elite at Pebble Beach when he tees up at the US Open.

The County Durham pro has gone one better than last year in qualifying to earn a spot at the California showpiece alongside Tiger Woods and Co.

Tarren missed out 12 months ago by a single stroke, three-putting the last hole, and ended up watching the action at Shinnecock from a hotel room in China while he was shining on the China Tour.

Now in the States playing on the Web.com, Tarren started like a man on a mission at Streamsong Black and never looked back to finish at the top of the qualifying.

Tarren opened with a course-record 64 to take the early lead and backed it up with a 68 to top the field at 14-under 132.

He opened both rounds with an eagle on the first hole and those were completed by putts from seven feet and ten feet, respectively. Both rounds also included a double bogey. He was 11 under through 15 holes in his first 18.

“I’m getting goosebumps now you even saying that,” said Tarren, having been asked about what it will feel like to play at Pebble Beach.

“Just teeing it up with the best in the world on one of the most iconic courses in the world. I’m sure it’s going to be incredible.”

The Rockliffe Hall attached Tarren, a Web.com player, felt comfortable on the course saying it “felt like a true links.”