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    TONY JACKLIN TODAY (12 JULY) BEAT OFF ALL CHALLENGERS TO BECOME THE FIRST ENGLISHMAN IN 18 YEARS TO WIN THE BRITISH OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP.

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    TONY JACKLIN TODAY (12 JULY) BEAT OFF ALL CHALLENGERS TO BECOME THE FIRST ENGLISHMAN IN 18 YEARS TO WIN THE BRITISH OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP.

    THE 25 YEAR OLD LORRY DRIVER'S SON HAD A LAST ROUND OF 72 FOR A FOUR-UNDER-PAR TOTAL OF 280 FOR THE 72 HOLES. JACKLIN, BOLSTERED BY TWO YEARS HARD WORK ON THE TOUGH UNITED STATES GOLF CIRCUIT, BEAT NEW ZEALANDER BOB CHARLES BY TWO STROKES.

    AUSTRALIAN PETER THOMSON, FOUR TIMES OPEN CHAMPION, AND ARGENTINIAN ROBERTO DE VINCENZO WERE JOINT THIRD ON 283.

    JACKLIN, WHO WON THE GBP4,250 FIRST PRIZE, LED BY TWO STROKES FROM CHARLES AND IRISHMAN CHRISTY O'CONNOR AFTER THE THIRD ROUND AND WAS NEVER SERIOUSLY CHALLENGED THROUGHOUT THE FINAL 18 HOLES.

    UNPERTURBED BY THE HUNDREDS OF EXCITED FANS MILLING AROUND HIM AT EVERY HOLE, JACKLIN SHOWED A CHAMPION'S TEMPERAMENT AS HE CLINCHED VICTORY WITH A PAR-FOUR ON THE LAST HOLE.

    ALL THE LEADING CONTENDERS FOR THE TITLE DROPPED SHOTS ON THE CLOSING NINE HOLES, BUT NONE COULD GET WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF JACKLIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6B026V4MFQOTHX8AIMTGEKC2T
    Media URN:
    VLVA6B026V4MFQOTHX8AIMTGEKC2T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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