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One of Australia’s best young talents, Elvis Smylie, has grabbed a cherished berth in the Open Championship at Royal Troon later this month.

The 22-year-old Queenslander played his way into the field via qualifying at Royal Cinque Ports in the UK overnight.

Needing to finish in the top-four, he carded rounds of 67-74 to finish equal second and secure his place in what will be his first Open, and his first major championship.

Twelve Australians played across four venues of qualifying but Smylie was the only one to pass through.

The Golf Australia rookie squad member is a former Australian Boys Amateur champion and has had some good results on the Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia since turning pro in 2021, despite not managing his first professional victory.

There are now six Australians in the field for Royal Troon from 18 July: Smylie, Cam Smith, Min Woo Lee, Adam Scott, Jasper Stubbs and Jason Day. There are four New Zealanders: Mike Hendry, Kazuma Kobori, Ryan Fox and Daniel Hillier.