Golfers set to tee off for Open qualifying chance

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Carnoustie’s Panmure Golf Club will soon be one of a handful of courses offering players a last chance to qualify for this years 150th Open Championship in St Andrews.

This week organisers The R&A added two new venues for regional qualifying after receiving a significant number of entries from golfers aiming to earn a place in the major.

The Buckinghamshire and Lindrick will stage qualifying events on June 20 in addition to those being played at Alwoodley, Burhill (New), Caldy, County Louth, Fairhaven, Frilford Heath (Red), Goswick, Kedleston Park, Minchinhampton (Composite), Moor Park (High), Northamptonshire County, Panmure and Rochester & Cobham Park.

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The draw for each qualifying event can now be viewed on The

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton. Pic by The R&AJohnnie Cole-Hamilton. Pic by The R&A
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton. Pic by The R&A

Golfers will play an 18 hole stroke play competition with successful qualifiers advancing to final qualifying being held on June 28 at Fairmont St Andrews, Hollinwell, Prince’s and St Annes Old Links.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director – championships at The R&A, said: “The desire among golfers to secure a place in The 150th Open at St Andrews has led to an exceptional number of entries into qualifying this year.

“We would like to thank The Buckinghamshire and Lindrick for agreeing to host the additional regional qualifying events and look forward to seeing who emerges from each venue to take their place in final qualifying.”

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The 150th Open Championship will tee off at the home of golf on Thursday, July 14.