Trio earns berths in British Open field

Australians Matt Millar, Kurt Barnes and Rick Kulacz earned spots in the 2011 Open Championship on Tuesday after surviving 36 holes of International Final Qualifying at Kingston Health Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia.

Millar earned medalist honors at 10-under 134, one shot ahead of Barnes, to earn his first Open berth. The last spot went to Kulacz, who defeated Stephen Leaney, the runner-up at the 2003 U.S. Open, with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.

The British Open will be held July 14-17 at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England.

“I can’t wait,” Millar said. “This has been a goal I set this year and it’s good to achieve one so now I can move on to the next one.

The next International Final Qualifying event will be held Jan. 19-20 at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in Africa.

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Final scores from International Final Qualifying, held Jan. 10-11 at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia (x-qualified):

x-Matthew Millar 66-68--134

x-Kurt Barnes 66-69--135

x-Rick Kulacz 70-66--136

DID NOT QUALIFY

Stephen Leaney 66-70--136

James Nitties 71-66--137

Matthew Griffin 70-68--138

Aaron Townsend 68-70--138

Peter Fowler 67-71--138

Adam Crawford 67-71--138

Andre Stolz 71-67--138

Heath Reed 69-69--138

Paul Sheehan 69-69--138

Stephen Allan 70-69--139

Alistair Presnell 70-69--139

Rohan Blizard 69-71--140

Anthony Summers 72-68--140

David Bransdon 71-70--141

Gareth Paddison 75-66--141

David McKenzie 70-72--142

Ashley Hall 69-73--142

Steven Jones 71-71--142

Andrew Tschudin 72-71--143

Bronson La’Cassie 74-69--143

Ben Wharton 74-69--143

Steven Jeffress 71-73--144

Andrew Martin 74-70--144

Mike Hendry 71-73--144

Mitchell Brown 73-71--144

Andrew Buckle 67-77--144

Peter O’Malley 69-75--144

Anthony Brown 68-76--144

Michael Long 73-72--145

Kim Felton 72-73--145

Leigh McKechnie 73-72--145

Craig Parry 73-72--145

Scott Laycock 75-70--145

Kieran Pratt 77-68--145

Peter Senior 69-76--145

Henry Epstein 73-72--145

Michael Wright 72-75--147

Adam Blyth 72-75--147

Ryan Haller 76-72--148

Chris Gaunt 74-74--148

Bradley Smith 74-75--149

Clint Rice 74-75--149

Adam Bland 75-79--154

DQ Timothy Wood DQ

WD Peter Wilson WD

WD Neven Basic 75-WD

WD Michael Curtain 72-WD

WD Terry Pilkadaris 72-WD

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