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Donald into British Open field after Van Zyl withdraws

Donald into British Open field after Van Zyl withdraws

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Former top-ranked player Luke Donald is in the field for the British Open at Royal Troon next week following the withdrawal of Jaco van Zyl.

The R&A, which organizes the British Open, made the announcement Wednesday without giving a reason for Van Zyl's withdrawal.

Donald has slipped to No. 83 in the world rankings, having been No. 1 four years ago. He missed the cut the last time Troon staged the Open, in 2004.

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Van Zyl tops South African-dominated leaderboard at SA Open

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Van Zyl finds 10 strokes overnight, despite storm

Van Zyl finds 10 strokes overnight, despite storm

By Martyn Herman

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – South African Jaco van Zyl found the St Andrews conditions more to his liking despite having his second round interrupted by torrential rain on Friday, carding a 69 after an opening 79.

Van Zyl, who teed off at 6.32am local time with former British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia & Germany's Marcel Siem, had not even completed the first hole when the course was swamped by rain & organizers called a halt.

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Golf-Van Zyl finds 10 strokes overnight, despite storm

Golf-Van Zyl finds 10 strokes overnight, despite storm

By Martyn Herman

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 17 (Reuters) – South African Jaco van Zyl found the St Andrews conditions more to his liking despite having his second round interrupted by torrential rain on Friday, carding a 69 after an opening 79.

Van Zyl, who teed off at 6.32am local time with former British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia & Germany's Marcel Siem, had not even completed the first hole when the course was swamped by rain & organisers called a halt.

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South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Jaco Van Zyl will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the French Open & a shot at a maiden European Tour title after carding a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday.

Van Zyl has won 13 times on the Sunshine Tour, & has 17 top-10 finishes on the European Tour, including two this season while playing on a medical exemption with a brace on his leg.

His bogey-free round included a tap-in seventh & final birdie on his last hole.

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South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Jaco Van Zyl will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the French Open & a shot at a maiden European Tour title after carding a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday.

Van Zyl has won 13 times on the Sunshine Tour, & has 17 top-10 finishes on the European Tour, including two this season while playing on a medical exemption with a brace on his leg.

His bogey-free round included a tap-in seventh & final birdie on his last hole.

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South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Jaco Van Zyl will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the French Open & a shot at a maiden European Tour title after carding a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday.

Van Zyl has won 13 times on the Sunshine Tour, & has 17 top-10 finishes on the European Tour, including two this season while playing on a medical exemption with a brace on his leg.

His bogey-free round included a tap-in seventh & final birdie on his last hole.

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