Three qualify for British Open in July

Three qualify for British Open in July

Published Jan. 19, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Brazil's Adilson Da Silva and South African pair Grant Veenstra and Andrew Georgiou will play in this year's British Open after finishing in the top three of a 36-hole international qualifier on Thursday.

Veenstra won the two-day qualifying event at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington with a 6-under 138, with Georgiou and Da Silva were another shot back in the 41-man field.

Overnight leader Tim Sluiter of the Netherlands followed up a first-round 66 with a 78, despite opening up with an eagle, to finish tied for 18th.

The British Open will be staged at Royal Lytham & St. Annes from July 19-22.