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Sterne, Van Rooyen qualify for Open Championship

Cape City – South African duo Richard Sterne and Erik van Rooyen have earned their spot at subsequent month’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Membership in Northern Eire.

The duo have been two of the 4 golfers who have been within the High 20 of the Race to Dubai rankings after the BMW Worldwide Open, who hadn’t already certified for the ultimate Main championship.

Sterne, who’s ranked at 143rd, at the moment sits 16th on the Race to Dubai rankings after his runner-up end on the Abu Dhabi Championship and a T9 end on the Trophee Hassan II.

The six-time European Tour winner shall be making his eighth Open look after lacking out final season.

Van Rooyen made his Main debut at Carnoustie final yr with a High 20 end.

Van Rooyen, who’s at the moment 84th on the earth rankings, has been in tremendous kind after his T8 on the PGA Championship.

Sterne and Van Rooyen will be a part of two-time Main champion Ernie Els, 2010 Open winner Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Harding, Zander Lombard, Shaun Norris and Brandon Stone.

In the meantime, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel certified for this yr’s Open Championship however withdrew as a result of a wrist harm.

The 2019 Open Championship is ready to get underway from July 18-21.

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