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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
12 qualify for Open Championship

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With the Open Championship barely more than two weeks away, 12 more players secured their spots in the field at Royal Liverpool via final qualifying on Tuesday.

England's Matthew Southgate, Chris Rodgers and former U.S. Amateur champion Byeong-Hun An of South Korea qualified at Sunningdale. Scotland's Marc Warren, Jamie McLeary and Paul McKechnie made the field at Gailes Links. Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland, England's Oliver Fisher and Rhys Enoch punched their tickets to Hoylake at Woburn, while at Hillside, England's John Singleton and Christopher Hanson and Sweden's Oscar Floren earned spots.

Dunne, the 22-year-old amateur, nearly missed his tee time.

"It gave me a bit of a fright," he said in a press release. "I misjudged the time it would take me to get from the clubhouse out to the 10th tee but fortunately I managed to hit my opening tee shot straight down the middle.

"This is the first time I have ever played in an event like this, so I wasn't sure what would be a good score. I just decided to press and see what happened and it turned out very well."

The 143rd Open Championship will be played at Royal Liverpool starting July 17.