Neil and Lombard Set To Battle For Golf's Biggest Prize!
Blairgowrie’s Bradley Neil, Europe’s finest ball striker, takes on South Africa’s Zander Lombard in the final of this year’s British Amateur. Both survived tough semi-final matches on their accent to golf’s pinnacle. Neil outlasted fellow Scot Conner Syme 2&1 while Lombard survived a shootout with Southport & Ainsdale’s Sean Towndrow. Lombard, a 19 year-old from Pretoria, won by one hole.
With the winner playing in next month’s Open as well as next year’s Masters and U.S. Open, it will require all the focus each player has to show up with his A Game!
Neil recently lost in a play-off to countryman Grant Forrest at the St. Andrew’s Links Trophy. With a victory, Neil can cement himself atop the EGR Rankings for the rest of the year. He has moved up to 38th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and this will surely propel him into the top 5.
You can follow the match live at RANA.org.