BRITISH AMATEUR: CAMPBELL THE ONLY KIWI TO QUALIFY

20/06/2012

Masterton amateur Ben Campbell is the only Kiwi to qualify for the 117thBritish Amateur Championship at Royal Troon.

The New Zealand No.2 Campbell, who fired a one over par 72 at Royal Troon to be tied 69thand five shots back from the lead, carded the same score at the Glasgow Gallies Links to finish on a two over par total and in a share of 39thplace.

 

Campbell finished eight shots back from the winner of the two round qualifying event Daniel Jennevret of Sweden who shot a six under par 65 in round two at Royal Troon.

 

The Kiwi was even par for the championship, and in a share of 15thplace, with two holes remaining but made two late bogeys to slip 24 places to tied 39th.

 

The qualification mark after the stroke play stages sits at a three-over-par total of 145. Seventy-eight players from 25 countries progressed to the match play stages where Campbell is among 28 players required to play a final match to find the final 64 for the British Amateur.

 

The 20-year-old, who is World No. 152, will square off against American Tyler Raber who is ranked 836 in the world, tonight (NZL time).

 

The last man standing on Saturday earns a spot in The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes, a place in next year's US Open and traditionally a place in Masters.

 

New Zealand No.1 Vaughan McCall missed qualifying after finishing in a share of 92nd place when he carded a two over par 73 at Glasgow Gallies Links.

 

McCall double bogeyed the 17thand bogeyed the 18thand that was difference in him making it and missing the cut.

 

Takaka golfer Blair Riordan, who opened with a three over par 74 at Glasgow Gallies Links, has an eventful round of five birdies, six bogeys and a double bogey at Royal Troon for a three over par 74 to finish tied 118th

 

Former NZ rep Daniel Pearce and Bay of Plenty rep Craig Hamilton both finished in a share of 190thplace while former NZ Amateur Champion Mathew Perry finished well off the pace in a share of 270thplace. 

 

Another Bay of Plenty rep Sam Davis finished tied 231st

 

All eyes now will focus on New Zealand’s No.2 Campbell as he tries to confirm his place in the final 64 to contest the British Amateur.  

 

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  • OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Koh, Tae 212.44
    2 Munn, Joshua 136.84
    3 Toomey, Luke 135.38
    4 McCall, Vaughan 128.98
    5 Riordan, Blair 126.96
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Keh, Mun Chin 234.24
    2 Cassidy, Chantelle 141.48
    3 Alvarez, Julianne 137.63
    4 Guo, Lita 89.75
    5 Khoo, Celyn 86.98