Trio qualifies for British Open debut

Floris de Vries and Martin Maritz during International Final Qualifying for the 2011 British Open.

Floris de Vries and Martin Maritz during International Final Qualifying for the 2011 British Open.

JOHANNESBURG – Floris de Vries, Martin Maritz and Neil Schietekat will make their British Open debuts after finishing in the top three at the final international qualifying tournament in South Africa.

De Vries shot 3-under 68 on Thursday to finish 10-under for the 36-hole event at the par-71 east course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

The 21-year-old Dutchman was four shots ahead of the South African duo of Maritz and Schietekat.

This year’s British Open will be held at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich from July 14-17.

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