Tour Report: Morrison in, Monty out for British Open

Mike McAllister
June 25, 2012

SUNNINGDALE, England — James Morrison earned his first trip to the British Open as the medalist Monday among 10 players who qualified at Sunningdale.

Morrison had rounds of 63 and 68 in the International Final Qualifying for Europe.  The English-born Morrison attended the University of South Carolina on a golf scholarship and turned pro in 2006. He has one win on the European Tour.

He was joined by Sam Walker, Jamie Donaldson, Alejandro Canizares, Marcus Fraser, Richard Finch, Ross Fisher and Matthew Baldwin.

The final spots went to Thorbjorn Olesen and Lee Slattery, who survived a playoff among five players for two spots.

Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Matteo Manassero failed to qualify.

The British Open will be played July 19-22 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. – Associated Press