Jarvis, 19, is from the Cayman Islands and grew up playing at North Sound Golf Club on Grand Cayman, the lone 18-hole course. He would then hone his game at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida.
Jarvis won the Latin America Amateur Championship (LACC) in 2021 at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, which secured his participation in the 2022 Masters Tournament and The 150th Open. With the LAAC win, Jarvis became the first player from the Cayman Islands to compete at Augusta National.
The Englishman came through the 36-hole Final Qualifying event at St Annes Old Links for the second year running, both times after the disappointment of not quite claiming The Open place on offer through The Amateur Championship. Bairstow’s lost last month’s final to Potgieter at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
“I think missing out on The Open was probably the one that hurt most so to qualify is very special,” said the Hallowes member, 23, who is no stranger to the test in Fife.
“I’ve played the Links Trophy three times at the Old Course. I don’t want to jinx it but I’ve never shot over par there.”
Brown, a member of last year’s Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team at Seminole in Florida, was an impressive three-stroke winner of the 36-hole Final Qualifying event at Hollinwell on 28 June.
“I played the Old Course when I was about 10-years-old with my mum and dad but I’ve never played a competitive round there, so to think my first will be in The Open is pretty cool,” said Brown, 21, who like Bairstow hails from the Sheffield area.
“I’ve been to a few Opens as a spectator, and my first was at St Andrews in 2010 with my parents. I can’t remember too much about it – but I’m sure I’ll remember this year’s championship.”
Celli won the European Amateur Championship at Parador El Saler in Spain late last month, which secured him a place in The 150th Open. Celli crafted a three-under 69 in his final round to earn a one-shot victory over Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen of Denmark, capping off the biggest win of the young Italian's career.
He became the fourth Italian player to lift the trophy, and the third in six years after Stefano Mazzoli in 2015 and Luca Cianchetti in 2016. Ranked 83rd on the world amateur golf standings, Celli also finished 14th in the St Andrews Links Trophy earlier this summer to illustrate his ability for links golf. He partners Darren Clarke, the 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year, over the opening two rounds.