Southport & Ainsdale’s Paul Howard books his place at The 145th Open


Photo: Paul Howard (left) with Caddy Mark Rabone pictured after qualifying for The Open at the 4th extra hole.

Southport & Ainsdale’s Paul Howard booked his place at The 145th Open at Royal Troon 

Paul Howard secured a place in next months Open Championship after coming through a play-off to claim one of only three spots available, Tuesday 28 June 2016.

Paul spoke to, he said: “I’m absolutely delighted, I felt the a bit more pressure with the local support, but I was prepared!”

ots-paul-delightPhoto: A delighted Paul Howard talks to Sky Sports following play-off success.

Jack Senior from Heysham won the qualifying on -5. Jack said: “Hillside was playing tough which really suited me, I really got it going -6 for the last eight holes – Troon here we com!!”


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