Date: June 20, 2007

Aussies qualify for British Amateur match play

Four Australians have qualified for the match play of the British Amateur after the final round of qualifying overnight. Tim Stewart, Rick Kulacz, Rohan Blizard and Andrew Dodt will lead the Aussie charge at Royal Lytham St Annes. The low scoring trend continued on the second day with the cut-off point set at two-under. Englishman David Horsey continued to set the pace with a combined score of 11-under while compatriots Mark Thistleton and Callum Macaulay were one stroke back. The Aussie trio of Stewart, Kulacz and Blizard came in at four-under. Blizard struggled somewhat posting three bogeys and a double in his round of 73, but he cruised into the match play on the back of a scintillating opening round 66. Dodt, the reigning Australian Amateur Stroke Play Champion also eased his way into the main draw after two composed rounds of 70. Victorian Matthew Griffin was unfortunate to miss the cut by one stroke while Scott and Jamie Arnold were slightly further back at one-over. The match play gets underway Wednesday evening (AEST). Australian scores after final qualifying for the British Amateur T26: Tim Stewart 71 68, Rick Kulacz 67 72, Rohan Blizard 66 73 T42: Andrew Dodt 70 70 ————————————————————————- T68: Matthew Griffin 69 73 T102: Scott Arnold 68 76, Jamie Arnold 74 70 T124: Rhein Gibson 71 74 T161: Josh Younger 80 67 T252: Blake McGrory 76 77 Click here for a final qualifying leader board