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Dodt claims Royal Birkdale start

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Andrew Dodt poses after qualifying.

Callum Shinkwin, Matthieu Pavon and Andrew Dodt have qualified for The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.

Three places were available in golf’s original championship through The Open Qualifying Series which continued at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald this week.

Shinkwin finished runner-up to Rafa Cabrera Bello, who is already exempt for The Open, after losing a play-off on the first extra hole.

The Englishman started the final round in steady form with a series of pars but moved up the gears towards the end of the front nine with consecutive birdies that spanned three holes.

Two further birdies at the 13th and 15th looked to have put the former English Amateur champion in a position to win the championship but a bogey on the final hole meant he had to settle for a four-under-par 68 and finish tied for first place with Cabrera Bello on 13-under-par.

Pavon will make his debut in The Open after carding an excellent six-under-par 66 during today’s final round.

The Frenchman rolled in four birdies during the front nine and despite a bogey on the 13th, picked up three further shots before the end of the round to ensure he finished in third place on ten-under-par for the championship.

Dodt experienced a difficult final round, posting a one-over-par 73, but hung on with a par putt on the final hole to make sure of his place at Royal Birkdale.

The Australian, who will make his first appearance in The Open, finished tied for fourth place on eight-under-par overall alongside two-time Champion Golfer of the Year Padraig Harrington, Matt Kuchar, Ryan Fox, all of whom have booked their place in The Open, and Anthony Wall.

Dodt takes the final qualifying place over Wall due to his higher position in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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