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3 qualify for British Open

JOHANNESBURG (AP)—Brazil’s Adilson Da Silva and South African pair GrantVeenstra and Andrew Georgiou will play in this year’s British Open afterfinishing in the top three positions of a 36-hole international qualifier onThursday.

Veenstra won the two-day qualifying event at Royal Johannesburg andKensington with a 6-under 138, with Georgiou and Da Silva a shot further behindin the 41-man field.

Overnight leader Tim Sluiter of the Netherlands followed up a first-round 66with a 78, despite opening up with an eagle, to finish tied for 18th.

The 2012 British Open will be staged at Royal Lytham & St. Annes from July19-22.