Shepherd storms back to win British Amateur


NAIRN, Scotland — Laird Shepherd of England delivered a shocking comeback to win the British Newbie, going from 8 down by means of 17 holes to a victory over Monty Scowsill in 38 holes Saturday.

The victory earned Shepherd a spot within the Open Championship subsequent month at Royal St. George’s and the Masters in April.

He would have imagined neither of these alternatives when Scowsill took an 8-up lead as they approached the midway level at Nairn.

Shepherd birdied the 18th to win his first gap of the match. He birdied the fifth gap within the afternoon to chop the deficit to six and received the eighth and ninth holes to get to 4 down.

Nonetheless 4 down with 4 to play, he received the final 4 holes and emerged the winner when Scowsill three-putted for bogey on the second additional gap.

“The final 18 holes I believed, ‘I am not going to win,’ however a minimum of I might get a number of highlights that I can watch on YouTube one night time,” Shepherd stated. “It is simply wonderful how issues can change.”


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