LAURENS REACHES FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND OF THE OPEN 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP
National team player, Lauren’s Schulze Doering confirmed his current fine run of form by getting through to final qualifying phase for a place in the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews.
Playing last Monday 20th June, at Burhill Golf Club - one of fifteen regional qualifying venues - Laurens had to make one of the top nine finishes to secure a place in the final qualifying round. Established in 1907, the Burhill Golf Club is considered to be one of the finest golf venues in Surrey.
The starting field of 125 players, comprised 80 professionals and 45 amateurs. At 19 years of age, Laurens carded in a score of one over par, which included 11 pars, three birdies and four bogeys - one of which on the last hole. This made it an anxious wait until all the players finished their round. However, Laurens' efforts were enough to put him tied for eighth place and progress to next week.
National Team player, Andrew Borg, was also competing at the same venue, however, a score of +11 put him in T92. Andrew had made it through to Final Qualifying back in 2004 when the Open Championship was being held at Royal Troon.
The Final Qualifying round will take place on June 28, when Laurens will competing at St Annes Old Links. In Lytham St Annes he will be one of a group of 70 players who will then be just 36 holes away from a potential place in The 150th Open. The 36 holes will be played in one day with a round in the morning and another round in the afternoon (for Laurens the tee times are 07:00 starting on the 10th and 12:45 starting on the 1st).
Four players will get through from this qualifying round to join other world renowned professional golfers in the landmark Championship being held at the iconic venue of The Old Course at St Andrews. Amongst the contesting 70 players at St. Annes, there is England's Oliver Fisher and Sandy Lyle and South African's George Coetzee