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Ben Hutchinson

Ben Hutchinson
Birdied the last three holes to win the 36-hole Final Qualifying competition at St Annes Old Links, his rounds of 66 and 65 giving him a 13-under-par total for a one-stroke victory over amateur Sam Bairstow and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.

Qualification

Ben Hutchinson is exempt to play in Royal St George's

Birdied the last three holes to win the 36-hole Final Qualifying competition at St Annes Old Links, his rounds of 66 and 65 giving him a 13-under-par total for a one-stroke victory over amateur Sam Bairstow and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.

The Leeds-based professional – he plays out of Howley Hall – is a cousin of Danny Denison, who competed in the 2006 Open at Hoylake won by Tiger Woods. He is also a good friend of Marcus Armitage, winner of last month’s Porsche European Open and part of the line-up at Royal St George’s as well.

“It’ll be good to play a practice round with him,” said Hutchinson, who went into Final Qualifying ranked 1,581st on the world rankings.

He has competed on the European Challenge Tour and the MENA Tour, where his best finish was tied third in last year’s Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open.

“It feels awesome to be in The Open and I just want to enjoy it,” he added. “It’s been a dream of mine to play. You watch every year and think maybe one year. This is my fifth time in Final Qualifying.”

Qualification

Ben Hutchinson is exempt to play in Royal St George's

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