Justin Harding, Eduardo de la Riva and Darryn Lloyd survived International Final Qualifying at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington in Johannesburg, South Africa to earn berths into the Open Championship.
Harding, a native South African, cruised to medalist honoros at 14-under-par 66-64=130. He converted one eagle and 15 birdies to offset three bogeys. "I'm really looking forward to my first major," he said. "With Ernie Els defending it will be a special one, and I've heard that Muirfield is a phenomenal place, so everything feels perfect right now." de la Riva of Spain finished three strokes back at 11-under 67-66=133. He carded an eagle and 12 birdies against one bogey and a double. South Africa's Lloyd holed three eagles and eight birdies but swallowed five bogeys to post 9-under 66-69=135. Notables that failed to advance include: 136-- Garth Mulroy ... 137--Ross McGowan ... 140--James Kingston ... 142--Richard Finch ... 146--Martin Wiegele ... 147--Anton Haig.