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Lars Van Meijel

Lars van Meijel
Survived a three-for-two play-off after finishing joint third in the 36-hole Final Qualifying event at Fairmont St Andrews on June 28. Pars for himself and Alex Wrigley were enough to put out 2020 Scottish Open champion Aaron Rai.

Survived a three-for-two play-off after finishing joint third in the 36-hole Final Qualifying event at Fairmont St Andrews on June 28. Pars for himself and Alex Wrigley were enough to put out 2020 Scottish Open champion Aaron Rai.

A winner on the European Challenge Tour in 2018, the 28-year-old said: “It’s hard to believe. We went there (to the Old Course) when we got here. St Andrews with the grandstands - it’s a magical place. I’m honoured I can play there.

"It’s the first time I have played a qualifier, so I didn’t know what to expect. I just tried to play one shot at a time. I played the St Andrews Links Trophy as an amateur a couple of times, so I’m looking forward to it and it just feels good to play in my first major. It’s a big step.”

He represented the Netherlands twice in the Eisenhower Trophy world amateur team championships and three times in the Europeans and after enrolling at the University of Memphis won his first and third tournaments.

On turning professional he had success first on the Alps Tour, then after earning promotion to the DP World Tour posted two seventh place finishes.

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