Willett is English champ
Monday, August 06, 2007 - ParGolf
Daniel Willett wins English Amateur Championship with 3&2 victory over Matthew Cryer in 36-hole final at Royal St George’s
Daniel Willett won the English Amateur Championship, beating Matthew Cryer 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final at Royal St George’s. It was Willett's second title in little over a week.
All square at lunch after conceding a two-hole advantage at the end of the morning round, Willett came steaming back in the afternoon and a run of three birdies in four holes on the front nine laid the foundations for his victory. It came just over a week after he won the prestigious South of England Stoke Play Championship at Walton Heath and on the back of becoming Yorkshire champion.
"Winning this title means a lot," he said. "I’ve been up there in the amateur game for a long time but the last couple of weeks shows I am up there with the best."
"I didn’t play well this morning. I had trouble with a left-to-right wind and was always fighting it. I came in all square when I should have been a couple of holes up."
"So I had a couple of sandwiches for lunch and went on the range to sort it out. I managed to do that and the three birdies were pivotal."
Cryer, who was a quarter finalist two years ago and reaching the semi-finals last year went one better this time but whatever he did was countered by the man from Sheffield.
"At the end of the day I couldn’t have done any more," he said. "I’m not too disappointed because the golf was good in the conditions. Daniel won the final and I take my hat off to him."
Full and final scores of the event can be found on the EGU website www.englishgolfunion.org