Windermere pro Simon Edwards keen to savour 2011 Open

Simon Edwards
Edwards shot rounds of 79 and 86 to finish at the back of the field in 2010

Windermere professional Simon Edwards intends to savour the Open experience after qualifying for his second consecutive championship on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old finished last in his first ever Open at St Andrews last year, but secured another shot at the event with qualification at Prince's.

"I intend to enjoy it a bit more because I was terrified last year," Edwards told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"I'm just going to soak the experience up a lot more," he added.

"It's fabulous to play two years in a row, with my commitments at Windermere which is my focus."

Wrexham-born Edwards, who has also been named in the Great Britain and Ireland squad for the PGA Cup in November, admits combining tournament golf with his commitments at Windermere is not always easy.

"I haven't got time for preparation,"he added. "We're so busy at Windermere I haven't got time to prepare.

"I'll be playing a few holes with my son, who's mad for his golf, and that's pretty much it.

"I'll go down to Royal St George's on the Sunday and practise Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and try to get a look at it."

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