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Van de Velde Back at Carnoustie Again


Jean Van de Velde, whose name will forever be associated with Carnoustie following his disastrous final-hole collapse in the Open last year, will return to the Tayside links on September 25 to host the UK final of the 2000 Jameson International Challenge.

The winners of Stableford or medal events at 50 golf clubs throughout the country will qualify for Carnoustie while the overall winner will go on to represent the UK at a world final in Ireland in April next year.

The first club to hold a qualifier for this year's Jameson event was Denham in Buckinghamshire where the winner was George Baker with a net score of 66.

Over 5,000 golfers from the UK took part in 1999 and an overall worldwide entry of 20,000 is expected this year.

*Anyone who holes in one at a designated par-three during this year's qualifying events will win a magnum of Jameson whiskey and 1,000 for a registered charity of his or her choice.