Kapur Qualifies for Open Championship
July 6, 2017

LITTLE BRICKHILL, England – Former Purdue standout Shiv Kapur has qualified to play in his third Open Championship, advancing out of qualifying held at the Woburn Golf Club in England.

This year’s Open Championship will be played July 20 to 23 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

Kapur, a 2004 Purdue graduate, shot a 36-hole total of 8-under par 136 (71-65) to earn one of three spots from the qualifier. Ian Poulter and Toby Tree earned the other two spots.

“It means a lot to get back into the championship. I have flown all the way from India to play in this qualifier, so that just shows you how much I want to play in The Open Championship. Growing up as a kid, The Open Championship was the ultimate,” Kapur told AsianTour.com. Kapur made a 4,167-mile round trip to play in this week’s qualifier.

The appearance will mark Kapur’s fifth appearance in a major and his third showing in The Open Championship, having advanced in 2006 and 2013. In 2013, Kapur led for most of the first round before finishing 73rd. His highest finish in a major came in the 2014 U.S. Open, where he finished 23rd.

Kapur is a two-time winner on the Asian Tour, recently winning the Yeangder Heritage in April.

Kapur earned first team All-Big Ten honors as a senior, finishing 10th at the 2004 NCAA Championships. He ranks seventh on Purdue’s career stroke average list (73.66).



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