Josh Teater completed 36 holes of International Final Qualifying-America in 7-under-par 64-69=133, good for medalist honors and a berth into The Open Championship.
Eight exemptions into the field at Muirfield on July 18-21 were on the line at Gleneagles Golf & Country Club in Dallas today. Teater circled 12 birdies against three bogeys and a double to secure his first start in a major. Camilo Villegas and Johnson Wagner shared runner-up honors at 6-under 68-66=134. Scott Brown (71-64) tied for fourth with Brian Davis (66-69) at 5-under 135. Brown went bogey-free in his second round with two eagles and two birdies; Davis converted nine birdies in his first round, including six in a row at one point. The final three golfers were decided in a four-way playoff. Robert Karlsson (4-under 67-69=136), Bud Cauley (70-66=136) and Luke Guthrie (65-71=136) survived with pars on the first extra hole. Andres Echavarria (67-69=136) bogeyed the playoff hole. The last of the IFQs will be contested in England on June 24.