The 2006 Open Championship – News
(From left) Shiv Kapur, Unho Park and Jarrod Lyle are all smiles while posing with the claret jug after surviing the International Final Qualifying-Asia in Singapore. (Photo: Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE — India’s rising star Shiv Kapur and Australian duo Jarrod Lyle and Unho Park earned their maiden appearance at The Open Championship after surviving a nerve-jangling final round at International Final Qualifying-Asia in Singapore.
Lyle, who survived a battle against leukaemia seven years ago, and Singapore-based Park finished at the top of the leaderboard on six-under-par 138 after rounds of 71 and 70 respectively at Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong course.
Kapur, 24, needed four extra holes in sudden-death to earn his dream debut at the world’s oldest major, which will be played at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, from July 20-23. He pipped deaf Korean golfer Lee Sung for the third and final slot in a shoot-out after both players tied on 139.
The highly rated Indian, last year’s Asian Tour rookie of the year, took advantage of Lee’s misfortune of missing…