South African amateur golfer, Nicolaas Arnoldi, led the ten qualifiers at the 2014 British Open Championship Regional Qualifying at Clitheroe Golf Club.

Arnoldi, carded a three under par score of 68 to earn the leading qualifier bragging rights from another amateur, Jonathan Hurst of Pleasington Golf Club and Ryan O’Neill from Penwortham, who both carded a -2, 69.

Also safely making it through to Open Final Qualifying were amateur Reece Cranfield of Wigan, Jason Shufflebotham from Prestatyn, Simon Edwards from Windermere, amateur Tom Gandy from Rowany, Mark Ramsdale of Formby, South African Amateur Golf Champion Thriston Lawrence and Ian Finnis from Formby Hall.

A full list of leading golf scores is detailed below.

2014 British Open Championship Regional Qualifying at Clitheroe Golf Club:-

1 Nicolaas Arnoldi (A) South Africa 68 68 -3 Qualified
2 Jonathan Hurst (A) Pleasington 69 69 -2 Qualified
2 Ryan O’Neill Penwortham 69 69 -2 Qualified
4 Reece Cranfield (A) Wigan 70 70 -1 Qualified
4 Jason Shufflebotham Prestatyn 70 70 -1 Qualified
6 Simon Edwards Windermere 71 71 Par Qualified
6 Tom Gandy (A) Rowany 71 71 Par Qualified
6 Mark Ramsdale Formby 71 71 Par Qualified
6 Thriston Lawrence (A) South Africa 71 71 Par Qualified
10 Ian Finnis Formby Hall 72 72 +1 Qualified
10 Paul Kinnear (A) Formby 72 72 +1 Reserve 3
10 Rob Spence (A) Furness 72 72 +1 Reserve 24
10 Simon Lucas Ashton 72 72 +1 Reserve 29
14 Joey Lamb (A) Wilpshire 73 73 +2 Reserve 49
14 Marcus Mohr (A) Bromborough 73 73 +2 Reserve 54
14 Pascal Ogden Bramall 73 73 +2 Reserve 73
14 Will Barnes Garstang 73 73 +2
14 Mark Young (A) Longridge 73 73 +2
14 Haydn McCullen (A) Delamere 73 73 +2
14 Ashley Siddle (A) Rossendale 73 73 +2


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