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News Flash - Laird Shepherd wins the 126th Amateur Champion

Our congratulations go to Laird Shepherd, member at Rye Golf Club, by winning The Amateur Championship on the 38 hole at Nairn Golf Club today. Well done Laird from all fellow golfers from Sussex.

Laird Shepherd of Rye Golf Club has made it into the final of the prestigious Amateur Championship being held at Nairn Golf Club.

Shepherd said: “It’s amazing. I didn’t have any expectations this week, to be honest. I never thought I would get this far. I managed to buckle down and made birdie on the last in the semi-final.

“I had a decent lie for my second shot, 277 to the pin, and I knew if I got a flier I could get it on the surface. I just hit a perfect golf shot.

“You can’t hide from the opportunities that come with winning The Amateur. Either way, it’s been a brilliant week for me. It will be who can limit the mistakes tomorrow. I’m hitting it great, I just need to hold a few more putts.

This year’s winner is seeking to join a roll of honour that includes past Amateur Champions José María Olazábal, Sergio Garcia, Matteo Manassero and last year’s victor, Joe Long.

Tomorrow’s 36-hole Final tees off at 8.30am and will be live broadcast on The R&A’s YouTube and Facebook accounts as well as on randa.org

Live scoring, news and video can be followed on The R&A’s website and social media platforms.

 

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