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Golf-Woods in hunt as Stadler leads rain-hit Barclays

Golf-Woods in hunt as Stadler leads rain-hit Barclays

* Woods three off the pace behind unheralded American

* Round stalled for more than six hours of weather delays

* 63 players still to complete (updates at end of day’s play)

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Golf-Amateurs Fitzpatrick and Ko win Mark McCormack medals

Golf-Amateurs Fitzpatrick & Ko win Mark McCormack medals

Aug 21 (Reuters) – England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick & New Zealander Lydia Ko have won the Mark H. McCormack Medals as the leading men’s & women’s amateur players based on the 2013 World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Fitzpatrick capped an outstanding season by winning the silver medal at the British Open as top amateur, then became the first Englishman to clinch the U.S. Amateur Championship in 102 years at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts on Sunday.

“I’m absolutely delighted to win the McCormack Medal,” the baby-faced 18-year-old Fitzpatrick said in a statement. “For this to come along at the same time as winning the U.S. Amateur Championship is really special.

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Amateurs Fitzpatrick and Ko win Mark McCormack medals

Amateurs Fitzpatrick & Ko win Mark McCormack medals

(Reuters) – England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick & New Zealander Lydia Ko have won the Mark H. McCormack Medals as the leading men’s & women’s amateur players based on the 2013 World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Fitzpatrick capped an outstanding season by winning the silver medal at the British Open as top amateur, then became the first Englishman to clinch the U.S. Amateur Championship in 102 years at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts on Sunday.

“I’m absolutely delighted to win the McCormack Medal,” the baby-faced 18-year-old Fitzpatrick said in a statement. “For this to come along at the same time as winning the U.S. Amateur Championship is really special.

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Golf-Fitzpatrick ends England's wait for U.S. Amateur title

Golf-Fitzpatrick ends England's wait for U.S. Amateur title

Aug 19 (Reuters) – Teenager Matthew Fitzpatrick became the first Englishman to win the U.S. Amateur Championship in 102 years after he defeated Australian Oliver Goss in the 36-hole final on Sunday.

The baby-faced 18-year-old from Sheffield, whose younger brother acted as his caddie, sunk a par putt on the 33rd hole to close out a 4&3 victory in the matchplay format tournament held at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

“I mean, it’s absolutely amazing,” said Fitzpatrick, who won the title on the same course where amateur Francis Ouimet claimed his famous U.S. Open victory in a playoff against Harry Vardon & Ted Ray a century ago.

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Fitzpatrick ends England's wait for U.S. Amateur title

Fitzpatrick ends England's wait for U.S. Amateur title

(Reuters) – Teenager Matthew Fitzpatrick became the first Englishman to win the U.S. Amateur Championship in 102 years after he defeated Australian Oliver Goss in the 36-hole final on Sunday.

The baby-faced 18-year-old from Sheffield, whose younger brother acted as his caddie, sunk a par putt on the 33rd hole to close out a 4&3 victory in the matchplay format tournament held at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

“I mean, it’s absolutely amazing,” said Fitzpatrick, who won the title on the same course where amateur Francis Ouimet claimed his famous U.S. Open victory in a playoff against Harry Vardon & Ted Ray a century ago.

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England's Fitzpatrick wins US Amateur 4 and 3

England's Fitzpatrick wins US Amateur 4 & 3

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Matt Fitzpatrick has won the U.S. Amateur, beating Oliver Goss 4 & 3 in the 36-hole final on Sunday to become the first English champion of the tournament since 1911.

Fitzpatrick won when Goss missed a par putt on No. 15 at The Country Club. The event came on the 100th anniversary of local caddie Francis Ouimet’s landmark U.S. Open victory over British pros Harry Vardon & Ted Ray.

With the victory, Fitzpatrick earns an exemption for the U.S. Open & British Open & a likely invitation to the Masters. Fitzpatrick was the low amateur at the British Open.

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