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Wildernesse Golf Club to host Regional Qualifier for The Open Championship – and there’s free entry for spectators

WILDERNESSE Golf Club in Sevenoaks will be hosting a Regional Qualifying event for The Open Championship on Monday 24 June.

The Open is scheduled be played at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on 14 – 21 July and Wildernesse Golf Club is one of only 13 clubs in the UK and Ireland to be involved in the Qualifying Series for 2019. It is the fifth time the course has been selected as a Regional Qualifying venue for the Open.

The Club, which was founded in 1890, has previously hosted a number of prestigious competitions, including the British Seniors’ Championship and the English Golf Union Club Foursomes and County Finals.

Renowned for it’s heavily wooded parkland layout and tree-lined fairways, Wildernesse is capable of defending itself against the longer hitters. With it’s small and undulating greens, it provides a stiff challenge for all golfers.

Spectators are welcome to come along and enjoy the day watching 120 professional and amateur golfers compete.  In addition to the top regional golfers, there will be 13 players from Europe, America and Africa.

Entry is free with the first tee off at 7am, and the day will finish at 7pm. The top eight players on the day will go through to the Final Qualifying round for The Open which will be played at Princes Golf Club at Sandwich on 2 July.

Wildernesse’s own professional David Green, will be joined by top amateurs Danny Jones and Kipp Popert from Wildernesse.  Also competing will be Sam Statham and Oliver Sly from Knole Park.  

Course Manager Mark Todd and his team have been working hard to get the course in the best possible condition ahead of the big day, making sure the greens, fairways and bunkers meet the high R&A standards.

Wildernesse Chairman, David Evans, said: “We are delighted to be hosting our fifth Regional Qualifying event for the Open. We look forward to welcoming visitors on what will be another exciting day at Wildernesse Golf Club. As always, we want to thank our dedicated team for making sure the course, the clubhouse and all our facilities meet the high standards associated with such a prestigious event, and hope both spectators and players enjoy a thrilling day of golf.”

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