Beck earns major shot

Laetitia Beck

Laetitia Beck

Laetitia Beck continued her march to the top by qualifying for this week's British Open.

Beck, who is 22 and from Caesarea, became the first Israeli woman to reach the tournament after carding a four-under-par 70 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport.

She ended the final qualifying round as the highest ranked amateur in a tie for fifth place.

Beck, who graduated from Duke University earlier this year, will turn professional following her recent success.

She is currently ranked 20 in the amateur rankings and is hoping to represent Israel at Rio 2016 when golf makes its return to the Olympic Games.

    Last updated: 3:03pm, July 10 2014