Published: 09:30, 04 July 2018
| Updated: 09:31, 04 July 2018
Kent golfers missed out on a place at The Open in the final qualifying round at Prince’s on Tuesday.
The top three from the four UK qualifiers gained a place at the prestigious tournament at Carnoustie later this month.
Rochester & Cobham Park’s Jack Colegate missed out on a place by one shot as he finished tied fourth and was level par after his two rounds.
The qualifier was won by Tom Lewis from Welwyn Garden City on four-under-par. Magnus Haraldur came second on two-under-par and South African Retief Goosen took the final place on one-under-par.
Anthony Tarchetti, from Prince’s, ended tied 12 with a two-over-par after 36 holes.
Royal Cinque Ports’ Steven Tiley ended the two round on five-over-par and in tied 16th while Warren Bennett, of Chestfield, was tied 23rd on six-over-par.
In tied 41st was Kings Hill’s Tom Sherreard with an 11-over-par.
Two-time US Open champion Goosen was one of three players to finish under-par at Prince’s as winds of more than 20mph made conditions tricky for players.
Goosen said: “I am glad it played tough today as I play better when it is difficult. I drove the ball well and my long putting in the wind was good.
“This will be my last Open as a regular tour player — next year I’ll be with the seniors — but I’m looking forward to it.
“Carnoustie is always tough but I’m sure it will be in great condition. Hopefully, it wouldn’t be as windy as today.”
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