China's Liang Wenchong qualified for his second British Open yesterday after shooting a five-under-par 66 for a four-under 138 and second place in the final qualifying event for Asia at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course in Singapore. Compatriot Alex Wu Ashun closed with a 70 to finish on 141, but missed out by one stroke after a nine-man play-off for the fourth ticket to Turnberry. Liang, a three-time winner on the Omega China Tour and the Asian Tour Order of Merit winner in 2007, finished two shots behind India's Gaganjeet Bhullar, who closed with a 67. Last July, Liang became the first mainland Chinese to play in all four rounds at the Open and the 30-year-old was delighted with the chance to return to the historic event. 'I played really well today. My tee shots and putts were all spot-on and I couldn't have asked for a better performance,' said Liang, who had an eagle on the par-four fourth and three birdies. 'I hope to continue playing well and hopefully put Asia on the world map with a good showing in July.' Australia's Terry Pilkadaris finished third on 139, while compatriot Tim Stewart won the play-off for the fourth spot in Scotland after nine players were tied at 140. The British Open in July will be Liang's fourth career major after the 2007 PGA Championship and last year's Masters and British Open, where he finished joint-64th, ahead of the likes of Lee Westwood and Justin Rose. Bhullar, one of the brightest young talents on the Asian Tour, fulfilled his childhood dream of playing in a major with a two-round total of 136. Starting the day tied for eighth and four shots off the lead, Bhullar knew that he had to play the game of his life in order to stand any chance of making the trip to Scotland. 'I actually set a target of five under for today, although I managed to finish in four under. But it's okay. I'm really happy now that I'm on my way to the British Open,' said a delighted Bhullar. The 20-year-old year Indian has posted three top-10s in the six events that he has played on the Asian Tour so far and credited his sports psychologist for helping to turn his game around. 'I played really well today and it's all thanks to Dr Pradeep Aggarwal who has helped me a lot in improving my mental strength,' said Bhullar. Overnight leader Mikko Ilonen of Finland missed out on his fifth appearance at the Open after a 77 to finish in tied-20th place on 142. 'I putted really bad all day and I just did not play well today, said Ilonen.