Chun qualifies for British Open


Eric Chun qualified for the British Open Thursday at International Final Qualifying in Asia.

Chun, a sophomore at Northwestern University who turned 20 on Monday, shot 67-71 to grab the fourth and final spot at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. Seung-yul Noh, an 18-year-old Korean who won last week’s Malaysian Open, Malaysia’s Danny Chia and Japan’s Hiroyuki Fujita will join Chun at St. Andrews for this year’s British Open.

Chun earned his spot in the Open qualifier by finishing second to Chang-Won Han at the inaugural Asian Amateur last November. Han shot 73-68 at the British Open qualifier in Malaysia to finish three shots behind Chun but will play in the Masters next month on an exemption extended as the champion of the inaugural Asian Amateur.