Washington's Pan qualifies for Open Championship

Tiger Woods, 19, right, of the United States and his partner John Harris, 43, talk over a difficult putt at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales, western Britain Saturday September 9, 1995 during the First round in the Amateur Golf Walker Cup between the United States and Britain. They won their first match

Washington's Pan qualifies for Open Championship

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Washington's Pan qualifies for Open Championship

Washington junior Cheng-Tsung Pan qualified for the 2014 Open Championship on Friday in an Open Series Qualifying event in Chonburi, Thailand.

Pan finished tied for second at the qualifier, shooting a pair of 2-under 70s, and was one of four players to advance to this summer’s major championship July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata was medalist while China’s Ashun Wu and Japan’s Tohinobu Tsukada also advanced.

“I’m still in a state of shock but at the same time I’m really happy with how I have played considering how tough this qualifier has been,” Pan said in a release.

“Playing in the Open Championship has always been a dream of mine. The conditions are going to be very different from the US at Royal Liverpool but I guess that’s what golf is all about. You have got to learn to play and compete under different conditions and hopefully I can do well again in July.”

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