Amateur Championship to Christo Lamprecht

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Amateur Championship to Christo Lamprecht
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The South African Christo Lamprecht beat the Swiss Ronan Kleu by 3&2 and won the 128th edition of the prestigious The Amateur Championship, a Major for amateurs played on the Hillside Golf Club (par 72) and Southport & Ainsdale (par 71) courses in England.

In the semifinal, the winner beat the Englishman Frank Kennedy by 1 up and Kleu eliminated the Thai TK Chantananuwat by 8&6.

The Amateur Championship, results

Two Italian players passed the 36-hole medal qualification won with 132 (64 68, -11) by the South African Ben Van Wyk: Riccardo Fantinelli, 20th with 138 (71 67, -5), and Matteo Cristoni, 62nd with 141 ( 73 68, -2).

The second started by beating the Englishman Calum Fitzgerald 4&3, then lost against the Australian Joshua Greer (2&1). Fantinelli, who had direct access to the second round, beat the Belgian James Skeet 3&2, then stopped in the round of 32 defeated by K leu (1 up).

Did not qualify: Bruno Frontero (70 77) and Pietro Bovari (69 73), 86th with 142 (-1), and out by one shot, Lucas Nicolas Fallotico, 156th with 145 (73 72, +2 ), and Giovanni Daniele Binaghi, 221st with 148 (71 77, +5). The winner secured exemptions for The Open and the US

Open and, by tradition, will receive an invitation to play the Masters Tournament. The tournament was won only once by the Italians with Matteo Manassero in 2009, while on two other occasions Francesco Molinari (2003) and Luca Cianchetti (2007) reached the semifinals .

The Azzurri were accompanied by Alberto Binaghi, coach of the National Amateur Men’s Team, and by Alain Vergari, deputy coach. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.

They are jointly written and maintained by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body for golf worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are governed by the United States Golf Association.

An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA, oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision has been in force since January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that Improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.

The rule book, entitled “Rules of Golf”, is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these Rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and manages the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.

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