British Open: Lewis tops Uihlein as top amateur

SANDWICH, England (July 17, 2011) -- While Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke turned back the clock to win the 2011 British Open Sunday, amateurs Tom Lewis and Peter Uihlein battled for the top spot among non-professionals.

Lewis, the world's No. 2 ranked amateur, who's first-round 65 earned him a spot atop the leaderboard when Friday's second round began, came in as the Open's low amateur. He tied for 30th place at 9-over.

Uihlein, the top-ranked amateur player in the world and Oklahoma State University star, finished in a tie for 48th after shooting 12-over.

Results For British Open Championship
T30EnglandTom LewisEngland80065-74-76-74--289
T48FLPeter UihleinOrlando, FL50071-71-75-75--292

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ABOUT THE British Open

The most coveted trophy in the game and one of the most iconic in all of sport: more commonly referred to as the Claret Jug. Within minutes of winning the British Open, the "Champion Golfer of the World" gets his name engraved on that cup, and a place in golfing history.

Amateurs have played an important role in the tournament over the years, with players like Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, and more recently Alfie Plant stepping into the international limelight with their golfing performances.

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