Mark Brown makes unlikely British Open cut

Last updated 07:31 20/07/2013

Relevant offers

Golf

Challenging week ahead for Southland women's team at NZ interprovincial golf tournament Tiger Woods finishes Hero World Challenge with a purr Hideki Matsuyama wins Hero World Challenge, his fourth tournament triumph in five starts Australian PGA hoping for scheduling support to boost their tournament fields Stone surges to massive seven-stroke victory at Alfred Dunhill Championship Danny Lee and Ryan Fox take to chill out between rounds in Australia Harold Varner III takes Australian PGA title; Ryan Fox settles for ninth Wellington prove themselves extremely worthy provincial golf champions Tiger Woods 10th after hot and cold third round, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama takes sole lead Ryan Fox falls as Andrew Dodt keeps Australian PGA lead

New Zealand's Mark Brown will be around for the weekend at the British Open after surviving on the cut-line after a three-hour wait.

Brown, the only New Zealander in the field for the 142nd Open, finished his second round at Muirfield at eight-over for the tournament with a two-over 73, at that stage four strokes from the projected cut-line.

However, as scoring conditions toughened due to wind and a drying course, the cut-line slowly started moving back, eventually ending at +8.

The 38-year-old made three birdies in his last 10 holes in a round that also included five bogeys.

After early bogeys to drift away from the cut-line, Brown gave himself a chance, with back-to-back birdies on the par-five ninth and par-four 10th to get back to +7.

Starting the day at six-over, he bogeyed the par-four first and third holes, then the par-three seventh to be +9.

Brown had a short turnaround between his first and second rounds of around 13 hours.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

If she is able to, when do you expect Lydia Ko to win her first major?

Next year, she's so close

She's still working towards it, within three years

It may be longer than we think, within five years

The expectation might be too much, maybe never

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content