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Brian Morris 58th in US Senior Open qualifier

The emotional attempt of cancer sufferer Brian Morris to qualify for the US Senior Open ended in disappointment yesterday.

Brian Morris (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

The Ocean View Golf Club professional, who is battling Stage 4 brain cancer, carded an 11-over-par round of 83 at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club to finish 58th in the 69-player field.

Only the top two finishers qualified for the championship, which will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, from July 8 to 11.

Jesus Rivas, of Colombia, was the medalist at three-under 69 while the second spot went to Gene Fieger, from Naples, Florida, who shot 70

Morris, who was adamant that he was not going there to make up the numbers, got off to the worst possible start with a triple bogey on the opening hole.

His lone birdie came on the par-five 5th but was followed immediately by double and then another bogey on the 8th, as he made the turn in six over and virtually out of contention.

The back nine proved to be a slog for the 53-year-old, with single shots dropped from holes 11 through 14. In addition to the triple and double bogey, there were seven bogeys in total to go with the solitary birdie.

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Published May 26, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated May 26, 2021 at 7:48 am)

Brian Morris 58th in US Senior Open qualifier

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