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Harding, De La Silva, Lloyd qualify for British Open

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EVIAN, FRANCE - JULY 27: Natalie Gulbis of the USA hits her tee shot on the 6th hole during the second round of The Evian Masters on July 27, 2007 in Evian, France. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)  - 

JOHANNESBURG – Justin Harding of South Africa had an 8-under 64 on Wednesday to lead three players in a 36-hole qualifier who earned spots in the British Open for the first time.

Harding finished the International Final Qualifying in Africa at 14-under 130.

Eduardo De La Silva of Spain had a 66 and Darryn Lloyd of South Africa had a 69 on the East Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington to earn the other two spots.

Golf's oldest championship has 36-hole qualifying on five continents. The final two to be held will be later this year in Europe and the United States.

The British Open will be played July 18-21 at Muirfield.