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The 151st Open

The Silver Medal


Christo Lamprecht closes in

Christo Lamprecht

Christo Lamprecht is set to win the Silver Medal at The 151st Open after becoming the sole amateur to make the cut at Royal Liverpool.

The 22-year-old was unable to replicate his opening-round brilliance, where he shot a fabulous 66 to share the overall lead, but he nevertheless did enough to reach the weekend on three-over-par.

His second-round 79 featured eight bogeys on a day where scoring was tough, but the Amateur Champion finished just on the cut line.

Lamprecht will rightly choose to focus on a sensational opening round, where he made seven birdies – including gains at all three par-5s.

He hailed the influence of 2010 Champion Golfer and playing partner Louis Oosthuizen, whose academy he came through back home, and is now set to become the first South African to win the award for leading amateur.

Lamprecht was one of six amateurs in the field and he finished two shots clear of 19-year-old Spaniard Jose Luis Ballester Barrio and four clear of Argentina’s Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira.

Tiger Christensen (+9), Alex Maguire (+10) and Harrison Crowe (+14) were the other amateurs in the field.

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