Plant finishes 6-over, wins Open Championship Silver Medal
We saw Alfie Plant smile a lot this week at The Open Championship
SOUTHPORT, England (July 23, 2017) - With the crowds surrounding the 18th green at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club cheering loudly Alfie Plant
turned to his caddy and brother Albert and smiled. Plant, the lone amateur to make the cut at the 146th Open Championship, then raised his right hand and implored the crowd to cheer louder, to which the large galleries gladly did in support of the England native and 2017 European Amateur
Plant, the winner of the 2017 Silver Medal awarded each year to the low amateur to make the cut, started slowly in the final round as he doubled the 2nd and bogeyed the 6th before parring the final two holes to turn in 3-over 37.
Following the steady finish to the first nine Plant continued to play well as he parred the first five holes on the back nine and then carded his first and only birdie of the final round on the 15th hole. Unfortunately, Plant would give back the stroke with a bogey on the ensuing hole before closing with consecutive pars.
For the week Plant combined tallies of 71-73-69-71.
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