Date: July 19, 2010

Jeong wins Leading Amateur at Open

Melbourne resident, Korean Jin Jeong added to his growing trophy haul with the Leading Amateur silver medal at The Open Championship at St Andrews. Jeong closed out a magnificent performance by draining a long eagle putt on the 18th to the roars of the crowd. He finished at 4-under par and with nine other players including Americans Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Spain&aposs Sergio Garcia and Sweden&aposs Robert Karlsson. The Waverley Golf Club member had guaranteed the top amateur prize as the only non-professional to make the cut. He finished with rounds of 68-70-74-72. “It was a dream come true,” the 20-year-old told the Press Association. “I played the Open at St Andrews. I played well and finished with an eagle – I don&apost think I can forget that moment.” Jeong, who also becomes the first Korean to win the Silver Medal, will retain his amateur status until he can at least play at next year&aposs Masters Tournament. In the lead up to the championship, Jeong played with Robert Allenby and played practice rounds with 2009 US Open champion Lucas Glover, 2009 PGA champion Y.E Yang and former world number 3 Davis Love III. They were all nice guys, and watching their play was very helpful, Jeong said. Waverley Golf Club Head Professional Trevor Flakemore is Jeong&aposs coach and was on his bag for the week. Earlier this year, Jeong won the Riversdale Cup at Riversdale Golf Club by three strokes.