Close but yet to Westchester’s Cameron Young at the British Open

Hoylake, England – Another major championship came and went without a win, Westchester native Cameron Young.

Young, still chasing his first PGA Tour win, finished runner-up at last year’s British Open in St Andrews and was the closest challenger to winner Brian Harman, entering the final round on Sunday 5 under par.

But he failed to gain ground on Harman, shooting a par-71 and finishing 5-under, eight shots behind Harman and in a tie for eighth.

“My level of excitement with [being] A tie for eighth place is exactly zero. “I think there are some positives to take. I put myself in a position to win a major championship and it was an unfortunate day. But at one of those times, the unfortunate day will be next Tuesday or something and not Sunday.

“I was playing really well, so I knew I had every chance to put myself in the middle of a golf tournament, and unfortunately I didn’t do that today,” Young said. “If you watched, you might have seen some mediocre competition. I just struggled with greens all week. I think I was probably one of the best couples in the business, if not the best, and [putting] It definitely let me down this week. ”

At the start of the week, defending champion Cam Smith said he planned to win the Claret Jug for another year so he and his friends could drink from it.

It didn’t, as Smith finished tied for 33rd for first.

“It was great to be back,” Smith said. “I wish I had done a better job defending him, but that wasn’t my week this week. I can’t wait to come back here next year and give it another chance. I have learned to love golf. ”

Christo Lambrecht, the 22-year-old South African who took a share of the Open first-round lead with a five-under-par 66, won the silver in the amateur low.

Lambrecht followed that first magical day with scores of 79, 76 and 74 on Sunday, but won the silver as the low amateur for the week.

“It’s been a week with every bit of emotion, kind of coming off the peak on Thursday and not feeling it the last three days,” Lamprecht said. “It was a little disappointing, but obviously being here as the last amateur standing and getting the silver medal puts a smile back on my face. ”

Lamprecht, who was in his senior year at Georgia Tech, said he “wasn’t really focused on” being a low-key amateur this week, but added, “It’s clearly an amazing achievement, and I’m very proud of it.”

Matthew Jordan, the 27-year-old qualifier who grew up as a member of the Royal Liverpool FC, finished 10th thanks to a birdie on the final hole.

That was good enough to qualify him for next year’s tournament at Royal Troon.

“Aside from winning it, I can’t imagine it will be much better. This has been the best.

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