Open qualification joy for Ashington's Ken Ferrie

Ken Ferrie
Ferrie has qualified for his first major since 2006's US Open

Ashington professional Ken Ferrie has revealed his delight at sealing qualification for July's Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's.

The 32-year-old sealed his place with a seven under finish at the Sunningdale qualifier on Monday.

"For a British player it's the biggest tournament, just being part of it is a big thing" Ferrie told BBC Newcastle.

"I haven't played an Open or major since 2006, it's been a long time so I'll be glad to be back in the swing."

Colin Montgomerie is among the big names still seeking entry to the Open, having hit a six-over-par total at the event won by Hartlepool's Graeme Storm.

"This was the last chance to qualify," Ferrie added.

"There are a couple of mini Order of Merits and spots on the European but they're hard to come by."

The Open takes place between the 14-17 July.

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