Three players qualify for Open championship

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Zealand’s Mark Brown and Australians Steve Jeffress and Stephen Dartnall qualified for the Open Championship at Muirfield through International Final Qualifying.

Brown, who started the day five shots off the pace, shot a course-record, 10-under 62 at Kingston Heath Golf Club. He produced an eagle and eight birdies to secure the first qualifying spot at golf’s oldest major championship.

This will be Brown’s second start at the Open, while Jeffress and Dartnell will be heading to their first major championship.

Overnight co-leader Cameron Smith, an amateur, was one of five players to finish one shot out of the top three spots at 7 under par.

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