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Christo Lamprecht 'proud' after capping magic month by winning Silver Medal

Christo Lamprecht 'proud' after capping magic month by winning Silver Medal

Amateur Christo Lamprecht declared himself "very proud" after capping a memorable month by winning the Silver Medal at The 151st Open Championship.

Christo Lamprecht

Four weeks ago, Lamprecht booked his spot at the final Major Championship of 2023 by winning The Amateur Championship at Hillside, less than 30 miles away from Open venue Royal Liverpool.

And he made the most of his opportunity at Hoylake, grabbing the early headlines on his Major debut with an opening five-under-par 66 to share the first-round lead with Tommy Fleetwood and Emiliano Grillo.

Despite following that up with a 79 on Friday, the 22-year-old South African made it through to the weekend, and closing rounds of 76 and 74 saw him finish the tournament on 11 over par.

As the only amateur to make the cut, he earned the Silver Medal, something which Lamprecht said had returned the smile to his face.

"It's been a week with every bit of emotion, kind of coming off a high on Thursday and just not having it the last three days," he said.

"I felt kind of in control of the golf ball but not nearly as well as I wanted to or as I know I can be. 

"It was a little bit disappointing, but obviously being the last amateur standing and getting the Silver Medal this afternoon, yeah, it puts a smile back on my face.

"Obviously it is a nice achievement to have and I'm very proud of it. It wasn't a goal per se, but it's pretty nice. It's pretty nice to finish off the week like that."

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