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Aussies tee up for British Open places

By Bernie McGuire 24/06/2005 06:43:48 PM Comments (0)

Australia will have 15 players teeing-up next Monday on both sides of the Atlantic trying to secure a place in next month's British Open at St Andrews.

Two 36-holes qualifiers will take place involving 120 players on the Sunningdale course outside of London while a further 120 will tee up the same day on the Canoe Brook course in New Jersey.

Those competing at Sunningdale include Marcus Fraser, Adam Groom, Brad Kennedy, Jarrod Moseley, Peter O'Malley, Wade Ormsby, Terry Price, Brett Rumford and Peter Senior, who will be looking to contest his 18th British Open but a first since 2000.

Also competing at Sunningdale will be former US Masters winners Jose Maria Olazabal and Ian Woosnam.

Six players - John Senden, Robert Allenby, Matthew Jones, Steve Elkington, Stephen Leaney and Geoff Ogilvy - will tee up in the US-based qualifier in Summit, New Jersey.

Double Augusta hero and winning European Ryder Cup Captain, Bernhard Langer of Germany, will also tee up in America along with 1995 US Open winner Corey Pavin.

The leading 12 players at both Sunningdale and Canoe Brook will gain entry to the Open which starts on July 14.

Australia already has 15 players exempt in the 134th staging of golf's oldest major headed by two-times former British Open champion, Greg Norman.

Joining Norman is Stuart Appleby, David Diaz, Martin Doyle, Nick Flanagan, Peter Fowler, Richard Green, Mark Hensby, Peter Lonard, Richard Moir, Nick O'Hern, Rod Pampling, Craig Parry, Adam Scott and Euan Walters.

Norman, who won the 1986 and 1993 British Open, will then make his British Seniors debut a week later at the Royal Aberdeen course in northern Scotland.

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