ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) _ Shigeki Maruyama of Japan took golf's magic number one notch lower Monday by shooting a 58 during qualifying for the U.S. Open.

The score will not be recognized as a PGA Tour record because it happened in a qualifying round, but it was more than enough to get Maruyama into the 100th U.S. Open next week at Pebble Beach.

Maruyama had 11 birdies and an eagle on the par-71 South course at Woodmont Country Club, one of 12 qualifying sites for the U.S. Open.

``Most of my shots were perfect this morning,'' Maruyama said through an interpreter. ``I wanted to make a good score, and I thought I had to play well on the easier course because rain is coming.''

He required 16 more strokes on the North course Monday afternoon _ a 74 _ but still easily qualified at 132. David Berganio was the medalist at Woodmont at 130.

The lowest score in tour history is a 59 set by five players _ David Duval, Chip Beck, Al Geiberger on the PGA Tour; and Doug Dunakey and Notah Begay on the Nike Tour.

Maruyama holed a wedge from 96 yards for eagle on No. 9, and reached the par-5 18th in two from 250 yards away. He two-putted for birdie and a 58.

Maruyama first drew attention by going 5-0 for the International team in 1998 Presidents Cup. His best finish on the PGA Tour this year was a tie for second in the Buick Invitational.

Maruyama's lowest round in a professional tournament was 63. He said his lowest round anywhere was 61.

``After playing here today, I'm very tired,'' he said. ``I hope I play well at this year's U.S. Open so I don't have to do this again. It was like running a marathon.''