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Victor Perez

Dutch Open

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The Open Qualifying Series Netherlands

Qualifiers
Victor Perez, Ryan Fox & Adrian Meronk
Tournament winner: Victor Perez
The course
Bernardus Golf
Cromvoirt
Dates
26-29 May
places available
3
three places TO THE LEADING 3 PLAYERS (NOT OTHERWISE EXEMPT) WHO FINISH IN THE TOP 10 AND TIES

The Open Qualifying Series Netherlands

Victor Perez, Ryan Fox and Adrian Meronk qualified for The 150th Open at the Dutch Open, with the latter now set to make history as the first Polish player to feature in golf’s original Championship.

In a hugely dramatic finish at Bernardus Golf, Cromvoirt, Perez produced a remarkable display of putting to beat Fox on the fourth hole of a sudden-death play-off, after both men had tied for first place on 13 under.

Meronk was a shot further back in third, ensuring he joined Perez and Fox in booking an Open spot in the sixth event of The Open Qualifying Series, which gives golfers around the world opportunities to earn their places at the landmark Championship at St Andrews from 10-17 July.

Fox, who trailed leaders Perez and Matt Wallace by one overnight, had looked set to triumph comfortably when four birdies and an eagle gave him a three-shot buffer at 15 under.

However, a double-bogey at the par-5 18th left the New Zealander vulnerable and Perez pulled level with a lengthy birdie putt on 17 before missing a presentable chance to win outright on the final green.

Perez may have failed to find the target with his putt for victory in regulation play, but he went on to perform incredibly on the greens in the extra holes that followed.

The Frenchman twice holed unlikely efforts from distance to extend the play-off, before converting another mammoth birdie putt as the action switched to the 17th.

When Fox missed his subsequent birdie attempt from around 20 feet, Perez could celebrate his second DP World Tour title. Intriguingly, his previous victory was completed at St Andrews - close to his home in Dundee - when he won the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Victor Perez celebrates winning the Dutch Open

Meronk, who made his Major Championship debut at last year’s U.S. Open, was understandably thrilled after his bogey-free 68 earned a first visit to The Open.

Marcel Schneider matched Meronk’s 68 on the final day to finish one shot further back in fourth, with Wallace (72) and Sebastian Soderberg (71) fifth on 10 under.

OQS Netherlands leaderboard

Check out the final leaderboard from the Dutch Open, where Victor Perez, Ryan Fox and Adrian Meronk booked their places in the field for The 150th Open.

Leaderboard

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