Formby golfer Paul Kinnear lands a spot in this month’s Open Championship July 3rd, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Sports Shares Comments Photo: Paul Kinnear ENGLAND international Paul Kinnear is among four amateurs to land a spot in this month’s Open Championship. The Formby player will be joined at St Andrews by his former Lancashire County team-mate Mark Young who turned professional at the end of last year. Both cleared the final qualifying hurdle at Gailes Links where Young, one of the region’s most successful amateurs never to play for his country, headed the field by two shots with rounds of 68 and 70 for a four-under-par total. Photo: Mark Young The former Longridge roofer, a triple Lancashire amateur champion and record-equaling five time winner of the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit, was pinching himself after racking up an eagle and three birdies in the first round and three more in the next mixed with a double bogey at the tough Glasgow course. He enthused: “It will be a dream come true to play in the Open at St Andrews – where better to play in one?” And Kinnear added: “I was shaking over my three-foot birdie putt at the last hole. It was awful waiting around to see if I was going to get into a play-off and I think that’s why all the emotions came flooding out.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!