OKAYAMA, Japan (AP) — Chan Kim of the United States fired a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and qualify for the British Open. Kim offset a lone bogey with five birdies at the Setonakai Golf Club to finish on a 15-under 273, five strokes ahead of Michael Hendry of New Zealand (68) who also qualified for the 146th Open. The victory capped an eventful week for the Korean-American, who secured a place in the US Open on Monday in another qualifying tournament in Japan. Adam Bland of Australia finished third after a 70 and also qualified for the July 16-23 Open at Royal Birkdale along with KT Kim of South Korea who shot a 69 to finish tied for fourth.
Chan Kim won the Asian Tour’s Mizuno Open, capping an eventful week for the Korean-American who headlined a group of four players whose strong play in Japan qualified them for The Open as part of the Open Qualifying Series. Kim, who was born in South Korea but grew up in Hawaii and attended Arizona State, shot a final-round 68 at Setonakai Golf Club to finish five shots clear of New Zealand’s Michael Hendry. It punched Kim’s ticket to Royal Birkdale just days after he survived a 6-for-3 playoff at a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Japan to also earn a spot next month at Erin Hills. Hendry, 37, will make his first-ever start in a major at Royal Birkdale, and he’ll be joined by Australia’s Adam Bland, who finished alone in third at 7 under.
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