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Anirban Lahiri of India led a quartet of golfers securing places at the British Open in a qualifying tournament at the Amata Spring Country Club on Friday.
Lahiri overcame a rain shower during his final round to card a 67 for a 9 under total of 135 to win the Open Championship International Final Qualifying. He will be joined at Royal Lytham on July 19-22 by Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, Kodai Ichihara of Japan and Mardan Mamat of Singapore.
Japanese amateur Hideki Matsuyama was on course to finish among the qualifiers when he reached 6 under after nine holes but his round unraveled with a double bogey on 16 and a bogey on 17 that left him needing par at the last. After a lengthy rain delay to play the final hole, he could only manage a triple-bogey seven to miss out.
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Thai veteran Prayad Marksaeng earned his fifth entry to the British Open yesterday after shooting a final-day best round of eight-under-par 64 for second place in International Final Qualifying (IFQ) at the Amata Spring Country Club.
Anirban Lahiri of India earned his Major debut with a final round five-under-par 67 to take the first of four Open tickets ahead of Prayad, 46, Kodai...
Anirban Lahiri of India led four golfers securing places at the British Open in a qualifying tournament at the Amata Spring Country Club on Friday.
Lahiri overcame rain during his final round for a 67 and 9-under 135 to win the Open Championship International Final Qualifying. He will be joined at Royal Lytham on July 19-22 by Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, Kodai Ichihara of Japan...
A quartet of Asian players today secured qualification for the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham, but the day was dominated by Japanese amateur Hideki Matsuyama's hard-luck story.
India's Anirban Lahiri, Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng, Japan's Kodai Ichihara and Mardan Mamat of Singapore were the successful men after two rounds of Asian international final qualifying...
AFTER a six-year absence, Mardan Mamat will be Singapore's standard bearer at the British Open in July.
But it was almost another near-miss for Singapore's No.1 professional, who had to overcome compatriot Lam Chih Bing and American Jonathan Moore in a three-way play-off for the fourth and final berth at the International Final Qualifying (Asia) event yesterday.