American Brady Exber wins British Senior Amateur
GANTON, England (August 8, 2014) — Brady Exber, despite a final-round 78, won the British Senior Amateur by four shots. Exber led by just a stroke entering Friday's final round but managed to extend his lead even with a seven-over par round.
Conditions were brutal at Ganton Golf Club on the eastern shores of England as four-over 75 was the lowest round of the day. 73 was the lowest score in round two while first-round leader Anthony McLure of England shot 70 on day one. He eventually finished in a tie for third, five shots behind Exber.
Second-place finisher Stephen East, of England, shot a 79 on Friday to finish four back.
Exber has come close before at the British Seniors. Though he missed the cut last year at Royal Aberdeen, he tied for sixth in 2011 and finished solo fifth the following year.
Last year's champion George Zahringer finished ten strokes back of the winner in a tie for 20th place.
Back-to-back champion from 2011 to 2012 Chip Lutz finished in 12th place.
ABOUT THE British Senior Amateur
The British Senior Amateur, called the "Seniors
Amateur Championship" in the United Kingdom,
was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select
a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the
World Senior Amateur Team Championship.
Though the British Senior Amateur, played for the
first time at Formby, was an instant success, the
team event did not survive beyond 1969. Charlie
Green has been the most successful player in
the history of the event, winning six times in
seven years beginning in 1988. Like the U.S.
Senior Amateur, players must be over the age of
55 to play. Notable courses played over the
years include Royal County Down, Royal
Portrush, Royal Aberdeen, and Walton Heath.
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