Senior British Open: John Kemp earns top 20 finish amidst horrendous conditions
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.
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
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