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Aberdeen, Scotland: Kristoffer Broberg, Tyrrell Hatton and Scott Jamieson qualified for the 143rd Open Championship today after the final round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.

Broberg delivered his best performance to date on the European Tour, finishing runner-up to winner Justin Rose who has already secured his place in The Open. The 27-year-old Swede closed out the tournament two shots behind Rose on 14-under-par and will now make his first appearance in a Major Championship when The Open gets under way on Thursday.

“I’ve dreamt about this moment and I will definitely be going to The Open with a smile on my face,” said Broberg, who has won four times on the Challenge Tour. “I’m very happy to be runner-up to Justin Rose and I think it’s going to be very important for my game moving forward.”

England’s Tyrrell Hatton was delighted to confirm his place in The Open after narrowly missing out on qualifying earlier this year at the Open Qualifying Series – Joburg Open in February. The 23-year-old finished tied runner-up in Johannesburg but missed out on the qualifying place based on his position in the Official World Golf Ranking. The Buckinghamshire native finished tied fourth at ten-under-par in Scotland to secure his place in The Open at the eleventh hour.

“Missing out at Joburg was obviously difficult so getting in to The Open here last minute is really good. It will be my third Open and I’ll have lots of family there to watch me so I’m over the moon,” said Hatton, who played in The Open in 2010 at St Andrews and last year at Muirfield.

Jamieson had the support of the home crowd in Scotland in his bid to make a third Open Championship appearance and finished with a seven-under-par 64 today. The 30-year-old Glaswegian, who has one European Tour victory to his name, finished tied eighth on nine-under-par at his national Open.

“I’m delighted to qualify, I knew I had a chance today and I got off to a perfect start. I qualified for The Open at this event in 2011 as well so obviously I like leaving it to the last minute,” said Jamieson, who also played at Muirfield in 2013.

“My family will be coming down to The Open with me. Zoe, my daughter, will be six months next week so it will be a nice way to celebrate.”

The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is part of the Open Qualifying Series which gives players from the world’s leading Tours a chance to qualify for The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

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