European PGA Tour

Four qualify for British Open in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand (Sports Network) - Kiradech Aphibarnrat fired a 9-under 63 on Friday to grab the top spot at the British Open qualifier in Asia.

Aphibarnrat finished at 13-under-par 131 at Amata Spring Country Club.

Three other players -- amateur Hideki Matsuyama, Daisuke Maruyama and Ashun Wu -- also qualified. All four players will be making their British Open debut at Muirfield. The season's third major gets underway July 18.

Matsuyama, a two-time Asia Pacific Amateur Championship winner, carded rounds of 66-69 to finish four back. Maruyama and Wu were one stroke further back at 8-under 136.

Last year, Matsuyama dropped six strokes over the last three holes to cough up a qualifying spot.

Siddikur, who led after the first round, found water on the par-3 17th. He walked off with a double-bogey and that cost him a qualifying spot.

03/01 07:48:25 ET

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