Matthew Fitzpatrick wins McCormack Medal, major entries

Matthew Fitzpatrick wins McCormack Medal, major entries

2013 U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick has won the McCormack Medal for ending the major amateur golf season as the top-ranked man in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

The 19-year-old Englishman, now a freshman at Northwestern University, also won the Silver Medal as the low amateur at this summer's Open Championship at Muirfield.

“I am delighted to win the McCormack Medal,” Fitzoatrick said in a release. “It is an honor to win such a prestigious medal and to follow in the footsteps of some great players who have won it in previous years.

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“It has been a wonderful season for me after winning the Silver Medal at The Open, winning the U.S. Amateur Championship and playing in the Walker Cup. I am really pleased to have played so well throughout the year.”

With his U.S. Amateur win at The Country Club at Brookline in August, Fitzpatrick became the first Englishman to win that title since 1911.

As the recipient of the medal, Fitzpatrick gains entry into the U.S. Open and Open Championship in 2014, provided he remains an amateur.

This is the seventh year the McCormack Medal has been awarded jointly by the USGA and R&A. Previous winners include Colt Knost, Danny Lee, Nick Taylor, Peter Uihlein, Patrick Cantlay and Chris Williams.

Lydia Ko has won the McCormack Medal all three years it has been awarded to the top-ranked female amateur.

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