Paul Dunne leads five amateurs to make cut as British Open heads for Monday finish
Paul Dunne
Paul Dunne

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — As the 144th Open Championship presses on towards a rare Monday-finish, more than half the amateurs in the field made the cut when round two was completed Saturday morning at St. Andrews.

Leading the way is Irishman Paul Dunne, who is representing his country well as the only player from across the Irish Sea in the top-10. After back-to-back 69s at the Old Course, Dunne is just four back of 36-hole leader Dustin Johnson heading to Sunday's third round.

Dunne, who just finished his senior season at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, placed fifth in his collegiate finale — the NCAA Men's Championship.

Also making the cut were 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge of Wisconsin, 2015 British Amateur winner Romain Langasque of France, recently gradated Georgia Tech golfer Oliver Schniederjans, and 2014 European Amateur winner Ashley Chesters of England.

After an opening-round 67, Niebrugge, who plays collegiately for Oklahoma State, fell back into a tie for 21st place with a 73. Still, the Cowboy senior is only six shots off the lead.

Langasque is at three-under 141 (69-72), Schniederjans at 142 (70-72), and Chesters 143 (71-72).

Results For British Open Championship
T6WIJordan NiebruggeMequon, WI150067-73-67-70=277
T12GAOliver SchniederjansPowder Springs, GA120070-72-70-67=279
T12EnglandAshley ChestersEngland120071-72-67-69=279
T30IrelandPaul DunneIreland80069-69-66-78=282
T65FranceRomain LangasqueFrance50069-72-71-74=286

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ABOUT THE British Open

The most coveted trophy in the game and one of the most iconic in all of sport: more commonly referred to as the Claret Jug. Within minutes of winning the British Open, the "Champion Golfer of the World" gets his name engraved on that cup, and a place in golfing history.

Amateurs have played an important role in the tournament over the years, with players like Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, and more recently Alfie Plant stepping into the international limelight with their golfing performances.

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