Patrick Tallent claims Seniors Amateur Championship

Patrick Tallent claims Seniors Amateur Championship

Article published: 13 August, 2015

5 – 7 August 2015
Royal County Down

American Patrick Tallent completed the perfect double with a gritty final round of 75 in the Seniors Amateur Championship at Royal County Down.

The 61-year-old winner of the US Senior Amateur Championship in California last September finished on five-over-par 218, he came from one shot behind with two to play to finally end a run of close finishes and land his first British Seniors Amateur Championship crown.

Fellow Virginian, Matthew Sughrue, looked set to lift the trophy in a head-to-head battle between two good friends but it was Tallent, who steadied the nerves and triumphed in the end. Sughrue finished on a 74 for 219.

“It’s unbelievable to have won both the US and British titles. I’ve been so close in the past and I thought my chance to win here was done,” said Tallent.

He continued, “I was very nervous and had a really bad start. But, coming down the stretch, I said to Matt it really was a match play event between the two of us and it feels so good to have the trophy.”

Congratulation Patrick!