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Golf: Taiwan amateur among quartet to book British Open spots as Koh collapses

Published on Mar 7, 2014 5:31 PM

(REUTERS) - Chinese Taipei amateur Pan Cheng-tsung was among four Asian golfers to book a spot at the 2014 British Open on Friday, after a two-day qualifying tournament in Thailand.

The 22-year-old fired two rounds of two-under-par 70 to finish one shot back of Japan's Hiroshi Iwata, who won the 75-man event at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi with a 139 total and will return to the British Open for the first time since 2008.

Singaporean Koh Dengshan, tied for second after day one with a 69, crashed to a 77 in the final round to be tied for 30th on two-over 146. Mardan Mamat was the best Singaporean finisher with rounds of 71 and 72 to share 15th spot.

Lam Chih Bing ended tied 54th on 152 with scores of 77 and 75, while Quincy Quek shot 78 and 77 to be joint 65th on 155.

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