Dylan Frittelli records Open Championship spot with virgin PGA Tour victory

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Frittelli is the 12th winner in this season's PGA Tour John Deere Classic final ranking-21 D Frittelli (SA); -19 R Henley (USA); -18 A Landry (USA); -17 C. Morikawa (USA), C. Stroud; -16 C Howell III (US), V Taylor (US), N Watney (US), A Schenk (US) Other selected: -10 Z Johnson (US), M Laird (Sco)

South African Dylan Frittelli secured a place in next week's Open Championship at Royal Portrush after his first PGA Tour title at the John Deere Classic.

The 29-year-old world number 133, two shots back at night, mapped a bogey-free seven under 64 to reach 21 under.

It earned him a win of two shots for Russell Henley, who had 10 birdies in a 61 at TPC Deere Run in Illinois.

Frittelli played in the last two Open Championships and he failed to cut both times.

A beautiful bunker shot at the opening gave him a crane, the first of three in a row on the last day in Silvis.

Henley made six wells of more than seven feet in the best round of his tournament, including attempts at 26 and 46 feet, to set the goal of the clubhouse at 19.

[1 9459003] Frittelli birdied the par five 17th after playing a greenside bunker up to 11 feet to ensure a comfortable finish, and looked forward to the charter flight of the tournament to Royal Portrush.

"Hopefully I can be calm by the time I arrive, but I am sure it will be a fun flight," he said, prior to Thursday's opening round in Northern Ireland.

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