Fine display from Nessling in Open qualifying

Paul Nessling finished tied 10th in Final Qualifying for The Open Championship at Royal Cinque Ports

Paul Nessling finished tied 10th in Final Qualifying for The Open Championship at Royal Cinque Ports

  • Nessling finishes tied 10th in final qualifying for The Open
  • Cooden Beach pro cards rounds of 73 and 69 at Royal Cinque Ports
  • Hastings-based player recovers from +4 to finish level
  • Nessling five shots adrift of three qualifiers
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Golf professional Paul Nessling produced a very commendable performance in Final Qualifying for The Open Championship.

Nessling, of Cooden Beach Golf Club with a coaching attachment to Sedlescombe Golf Club, finished tied 10th at Royal Cinque Ports yesterday (Tuesday).

The Hastings-based player carded rounds of 73 and 69 for a level par total of 142, and produced a terrific fightback from +4 for the day at one point in his second round.

Afterwards he wrote on social media site Twitter: “Well long day 73/69 not bad but wasn’t good enough, game not there atm. Great fun thanks for all the support @Hera_Indemnity #TheOpen”

Only the top three of the 72 starters at the Kent course - one of four venues being used for Final Qualifying - made it through to The Open itself and all of them finished five-under.

Nessling, who plays on the PGA EuroPro Tour, booked his place in Final Qualifying after coming tied fifth in Regional Qualifying at Hankley Common last week.

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