Aussie Smyth earns Open Championship spot

Aussie Smyth earns Open Championship spot

Kho secured the first qualifying place after winning the weather-disrupted tournament, which was reduced to 54 holes, on a 12-under-par total of 198.

Hendry finished two shots further back in second place to seal his spot at Hoylake, while Smyth was third on nine-under-par to also claim his place in this year’s Championship.

Kim and Miguel Tabuena were tied for fourth place on eight-under-par, and it was the Korean who took the final qualifying place thanks to his higher position in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Any golfer who has earned a qualifying place who then becomes exempt under one or more categories before the closing date of entries for The Open on 1 June will result in that place being awarded to the next non-exempt golfer, which will determined by a reserve list for each event played before this date.

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