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Ex-Henry Clay golfer Josh Teater qualifies for British Open

Josh Teater, of Lexington, is playing in his first major golf tournament at this week's U.S. Open at Merion G.C. in Ardmore, Penn.
Josh Teater, of Lexington, is playing in his first major golf tournament at this week's U.S. Open at Merion G.C. in Ardmore, Penn. Associated Press

Americans Josh Teater, Scott Brown, Johnson Wagner, Bud Cauley and Luke Guthrie qualified for the British Open on Monday at the international final qualifying at Gleneagles Country Club Queens Course at Plano, Texas. The 34-year-old Teater, a Henry Clay and Morehead State graduate, shot rounds of 64 and 69 to take medalist honors. He has never played in a major championship before taking one of eight spots available under very windy conditions at the par 70 course.

"I am really looking forward to playing in my first Open Championship," Teater said. "You always want to get off to a quick start in these qualifiers, but I went out and bogeyed my first hole of the day. I think that may have been good for me because I was able to refocus."

The British Open will be held July 18-21 at Muirfield Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland.

Wagner shot 134, along with Columbia's Camilo Villegas, who did not play in a single major last year.

Brown who won earlier this year in a PGA Tour event in Puerto Rico. He shot a 135. England's Brian Davis also shot 135.

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