Daniel Brown qualifies for The Open at Royal Troon

Romanby’s Daniel Brown will tee it up in the Open Championship at Royal Troon after making it through Final Qualifying.

Daniel was one of 16 players to earn a place in the 152nd Open through the 36-hole Final Qualifying events hosted by Burnham & Berrow, Dundonald, Royal Cinque Ports and West Lancashire.

Playing at West Lancashire, Daniel posted a five under-par total to finish in a tie for third place alongside Misahiro Kawawura as English amateur Matthew Dodd-Berry and LIV player Sam Horsfield led the field on six under-par.

Elsewhere, former US Open champion Justin Rose made it through qualifying at Burnham & Berrow alongside Amateur Championship runner-up Dominic Clemons, as Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Sweden’s Charlie Lindh came through a three-man playoff for the final two spots.

At Dundonald, Englishman Sam Hutsby led the qualifiers on eight under-par as Spain’s Angel Hidalgo and Irish Walker Cup player Liam Nolan finished in a tie for second place. Local favourite Jack McDonald came through a three-man playoff for the final spot.

Englishman Matthew Southgate claimed the first qualifying place at Royal Cinque Ports with rounds of 61 and 67 for a six under-par total, as Australian Elvis Smylie and Spanish amateur Jaime Montojo finished in a tie for second place on three under-par. Spanish amateur Luis Masaveu earned the fourth spot by making it through a three-way playoff.