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Wilson earns invites with British Amateur win

Walker Cup player Stuart Wilson earned an invitation to the British Open and next year's Masters by claiming the British amateur title with a four and three victory over Lee Corfield at St Andrews on Saturday.

"This is as good as it gets," said Wilson. "Playing in the Walker Cup was a great highlight, but that's a team game.

"I felt this might be my year, playing on a course I know so well."

The Scot had gone into the afternoon round of the 36-hole playoff final three up, though Corfield clawed one back by the time they reached the seventh tee.

The English player, however, then two-putted the seventh and the deficit ncreased to four when Wilson birdied the eighth.

He maintained his lead with a half at the ninth and then holed a 15-footer for another birdie at the 10th.

Corfield, five down with eight to play, halved the 11th, but won the 12th when Wilson's tee shot found the bushes.

Corfield had seemingly grabbed the advantage on the 14th when Wilson was unable to reach the green in two but he managed to save par with an impressive short game. Corfield then hit his putt too firmly and it spun out, meaning Wilson only needed a half on the 15th for victory.

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