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Justin Harding earns 1st trip to British Open

Justin Harding of South Africa had an 8-under 64 on Wednesday to lead three players in a 36-hole qualifier who earned spots in the British Open for the first time.

Harding finished the International Final Qualifying in Africa at 14-under 130.

Eduardo De La Silva of Spain had a 66 and Darryn Lloyd of South Africa had a 69 on the East Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington to earn the other two spots.

Golf's oldest championship has 36-hole qualifying on five continents. The final two to be held will be later this year in Europe and the United States.

The British Open will be played July 18-21 at Muirfield.