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The 152nd Open

Play-off drama


Migliozzi and Dean book Open spots via KLM Open

Guido Migliozzi, the winner of the KLM Open

Guido Migliozzi and Joe Dean qualified for The 152nd Open in dramatic fashion following a three-man sudden-death play-off at the KLM Open, part of The Open Qualifying Series.

Migliozzi, Dean and Marcus Kinhult finished the final round at The International in Amsterdam tied on 11-under-par, before all three began the play-off with birdies at the par-5 18th.

It was Italy’s Migliozzi who ultimately emerged victorious, birdieing the second extra hole to claim the title and a place at Royal Troon. He will feature in The Open for the fourth year in succession.

For Dean there was the significant consolation of earning his first start in a major. The Englishman took the second qualifying berth courtesy of his superior position in the Official World Golf Ranking compared to Kinhult.

The Open Qualifying Series continues with the Italian Open presented by Regione Emilia-Romagna from June 27-30, with another two places in The 152nd Open up for grabs.

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