Senior British Open: John Kemp earns top 20 finish amidst horrendous conditions
30 Jul 2023
by Justin Golba of

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John Kemp (Getty Images Photo)
John Kemp (Getty Images Photo)

Rain and 60-mile-per-hour winds are not exactly conducive to the best golf being played, and the guys who made the weekend at the Senior British Open at Royal Porthcawl Golf Course in Wales learned that the hard way.

Not a single golfer shot under par in the final round on Sunday, and Y.E. Yang was the only golfer that shot a round of even par 71.

Amateur John Kemp of England shot a 3-over 74 and vaulted 31 spots up the leaderboard to finish T14 as the conditions got worse and worse all day, and Kemp benefitted from going out early in the morning.

Kemp was the lone amateur to make the cut, making him the low amateur for the week.

To give more context on the conditions, the cut was set on Friday at 5-over, so anyone who finished 6-over or worse missed the cut.

Only two golfers finished better than 6-over total, with Alex Cejka and Padraig Harrington finishing at 5-over and going into a playoff. Cejka won on the second playoff hole with a birdie as Harrington made par.

Results: Senior British Open
T14EnglandJohn KempEngland100074-71-77-74=296
MCNew ZealandBrent PatersonNew Zealand078-74=152
MCEnglandJames CramptonEngland079-75=154
MCIrelandEddie McCormackIreland075-79=154
MCIrelandJoe LyonsIreland078-77=155

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ABOUT THE Senior British Open

The Senior British Open Championship has been part of the European Seniors Tour since 1987 and from 2003 is included in the Champions Tour as one of the five major world events in senior golf. The event is jointly administered by the European Seniors Tour and The R&A. Previous winners include former Open champions Gary Player, Bob Charles and Tom Watson.

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