Fitzpatrick wins US Amateur Champs

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Matthew Fitzpatrick beat Oliver Goss in the final to win the US Amateur Championship and end England's drought in the tournament.

Harold Hilton was the last Englishman to taste success when he won in Rye, New York, in 1911, but Fitzpatrick ended the long wait at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Sunday.

The 19-year-old, who claimed the Silver Medal as top amateur at the Open Championship in July, produced an excellent putt on the 33rd hole to beat Australian Goss 4&3 and earn the Havemeyer Trophy.

"It is absolutely amazing," Fitzpatrick said. "I can't really describe how I feel. That's something everyone wants in golf."

By reaching the final he had already secured an exemption into the 2014 US Open, provided he remains an amateur, while Sunday's success will result in a place at next year's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and an invitation to The Masters at Augusta

For Goss it was a case of so close, but yet so far, saying: "It just didn't work out. I couldn't get any momentum going."

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