George makes the Open

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Anstruther golfer George Murray was part of a ‘magnificent seven’ Scottish players appearing at the Open Championship over the weekend.

Murray, an honorary member at Anstruther Golf Club, won a place at the major golfing event through the Local Final Qualifying at North Berwick.

And he did so in some style, scoring a course-record 64 on his way to a play-off place which was enough to win a card for the Open Championship at Muirfield.

The local golfer lined up in a world class field and also with fellow Scots Sandy Lyle, Paul Lawrie, Richie Ramsay, Scott Jamieson, Lloyd Saltman and amateur Grant Forrest.

Agonisingly for Murray he missed the cut by just one stroke to end his weekend on nine over par.

In his first round Murray went round in 76 before cutting one stroke off that on Friday.

The Open Championship event was eventually won in stunning fashion by Phil Mickelson after he saw off competitors including Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan and Adam Scott on the final day.