Four Australians qualify for British Open

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Australians Ewan Porter and Peter Fowler lowered the course record at The Lakes course to claim places in this year's British Open.

Sydney:

Australians Ewan Porter and Peter Fowler lowered the course record at The Lakes course to claim places in this year's British Open through the Australasian qualifying tournament Tuesday. Porter first reduced the record when he shot a 7-under-par 66 on the way to an 11-under-par, two-round total of 135. Fowler then shot a 9-under 64 in the afternoon to further lower the record. Fowler finished second at eight under par. Scott Laycock and Ben Bunny secured the two remaining qualifying places in a three-way playoff with Chris Campbell. Laycock, Bunny and Campbell finished tied on five under after 36 holes. Laycock qualified when he birdied the first playoff hole and Bunny sealed his place with a birdie at the second. The 2007 British Open will be played from July 19-22 at Carnoustie, Scotland.

Topics : Golf
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