Three qualify for British Open
JOHANNESBURG -- Brazil's Adilson da Silva and South Africa's Grant Veenstra and Andrew Georgiou will play in this year's British Open after finishing in the top three of a 36-hole international qualifier on Thursday.
Veenstra won the two-day qualifying event at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington with a 6-under 138. Georgiou and Da Silva were another shot back in the 41-man field.
Overnight leader Tim Sluiter of the Netherlands followed up a first-round 66 with a 78, despite opening up with an eagle, to finish tied for 18th.
The British Open will be held July 19-22 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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2012 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 venue: Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Where: Lytham St. Annes, England
TV coverage: All four rounds on ESPN
Yardage, par: 7,086 yards, par-70
Past champions: Complete list