Asia Open qualifiers finalised

BY Bruce Young | 08 Mar 2014

Four more golfers have earned the right to play the Open Championship this year following the completion of International Final Qualifying in Thailand this week.

Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata and Yoshinobu Tsukada, Chinese Taipei amateur Pan Cheng-tsung and China’s Ashun Wu each earned the right to play the Open Championship in July at Royal Liverpool.

Tsukada won his place with a birdie at the 4th extra hole of a playoff against three other golfers.

The leading Australian was European Tour player, Wade Ormsby who finished one shot out of the playoff while Aaron Townsend finished a further shot back.

Iwata, who led the qualifiers at Amata Springs near Bangkok, last week played the New Zealand Open where he finished midfield as did Townsend.

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