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Kingston and Oosthuizen book their place at Royal Troon
European Tour Members James Kingston and Louis Oosthuizen booked their places at Royal Troon Golf Club in July for the 133rd Open Golf Championship having claimed two of the four places available through the first International Final Qualifying Tournament at Atlantic Beach, near Cape Town.


Kingston topped the African qualifier after a final round 69, three under par, for a nine under par total of 135, three ahead of Oosthuizen, a Qualifying School graduate, and fellow South African Tjaart van der Walt

The fourth qualifying spot went to another South African, Grant Muller after a play-off with American Bruce Vaughan. Both players ended their two rounds on four under par 140 but Muller booked his place with a birdie four at the first play-off hole, Vaughan taking the first alternate spot.

Kingston, who finished 66th on the 2003 Volvo Order of Merit, had seven birdies and four bogeys on his card. Its great to know that Im going to be in the Open, he said. That is why we came here there was no other reason.













Courtesy of www.europeantour.com

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