MELBOURNE, Australia -- Kurt Barnes shot a second-round 64 at Kingston Heath on Friday to win the 36-hole British Open Australasian qualifying tournament.
Porter, who led after 18 holes Thursday, finished two strokes back after a 68. Senior shot 70 to finish five strokes off the lead.
Porter has twice before qualified through the Australasian tournament, both times at his home club at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney in 2007 and '08. Senior will be playing the British Open for the 18th time -- he last competed in 2000 at St. Andrews.
Other qualifying tournaments are scheduled for Jan. 20-21 in South Africa, an Asian qualifying tournament at a date to be announced, May 24 at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, and the European qualifier June 7 at Sunningdale Golf Club in Surrey, England.