British Open 2017: Australian Andrew Dodt secures last available place

British Open 2017: Australian Andrew Dodt secures last available place

British Open 2017: Australian Andrew Dodt secures last available place

On seven under (-7) going into the sixth hole par three, Fox lost his first ball before having to hit another off the tee.

The 30-year-old finished on eight-under, five shots behind tournament victor Rafa Cabrera Bello.

The Spaniard made a birdie to defeat England's Callum Shinkwin on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, after both players had signed for 13-under 275.

The trio have a two shot lead over yet another Englishman in Andy Sullivan, whose third round of 67 was not only the best of the day but moved him 27 positions to hold 4th place alone, while another shot back in 5th position are Ireland's Paul Dunne, Swede Johan Carlsson and the in form New Zealander Ryan Fox. Not only because of Shinkwin's collapse, but a piece of good fortune he got at the last in regulation play that was verging on the grotesque. I was starting to feel a little bit of pressure every time I was up there contending.

"I played great yesterday and today, but badly I finished with a double-bogey on 18 yesterday, so it was a bit kind of revenge today, and I started well and everything was going in the right way", he said. He needed two putts to get down but his birdie was enough...

IRVINE, Scotland - Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied the first hole of a playoff with Callum Shinkwin to win the Scottish Open on Sunday, securing his first title in 5½ years.

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The field for the Open at Royal Birkdale was completed with three spaces for the top finishers at the Dundonald Links who were not previously in the draw. "End of the day, I'll be more than happy to finish second but the win was on my mind and didn't happen". I just didn't get the breaks yesterday. "I had an unbelievable round and then really went for it in the play-off".

Fox said the fourth place finish keeps up his momentum heading into his second Open championship at Royal Birkdale later this week.

Shinkwin had missed nine cuts in a row before making the weekend at the Open de France two weeks ago, but will no longer be worrying about his place on Tour after this finish that also secured his place at next week's Open. Seeking his third major win of the year, the 59-year German had a one-shot lead before dropping his tee shot in the water on No. 17.

"Attitude is everything, I think". I feel energised and excited about the golf I've been playing.

"Of course, today was not the result I was seeking but I still like playing the week before".

It does mean Dodt's wife is going to have to purchase woollens and water-proof attire after her 31-year-old husband qualified for this week's 146th Open Championship overnight.

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