Senior Open Qualifying venues named for 2012

The three qualifying venues for The 2012 Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex were announced today, with Dundonald Links, Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club and Turnberry’s Kintyre Course hosting an estimated 300 hopefuls hoping to seal a spot in the Championship on the Ailsa course at Turnberry.

The 18-hole qualifier will be played across the three courses on Monday July 23 ahead of the star-studded Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex from July 26-29.

It will give non-exempt players the chance to join some of golf’s great names in the Championship with the hope of reproducing the performance of Pete Oakley in 2004, who came through qualifying before going on to win the Championship at Royal Portrush.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, R&A Assistant Director of Championships, said on behalf of the Championship: “We are delighted to bring this most prestigious tournament back to the wonderful Ailsa course at Turnberry, which has produced so many historic and memorable moments in the past".

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