Dodt dashed in Scotland, but makes Open
GOLF: Andrew Dodt started the final round of the Scottish Open with a share of the lead, but in the end his tie for fourth was all he needed to qualify for this week’s British Open.
The Queenslander, 31, ranked 193 in the world, secured the final spot for Royal Birkdale after sinking a four-foot putt for par.
“I’m over the moon,” Dodt said. “It’s been a big goal of mine to play my first major and it’s great news.
“I found myself a little bit mentally fatigued on the back nine. I had to dig as deep as I could down the stretch.”
Dodt (pictured) fell out contention on the back nine, carding a one-over par 73 to finish at eight-under.
Dodt, who finished alongside Ryan Fox, Anthony Wall, Padraig Harrington and Matt Kuchar, earned his place in the Royal Birkdale field over Wall because of his higher world ranking going into the tournament at the Dundonald Links.