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ETSU's Pugh falls in British Amateur Championship

Staff Report • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:11 PM

JOHNSON CITY — After advancing to the fourth round of match play at the 119th British Amateur Championship on Friday, Rhys Pugh's run came to an end.The rising senior at East Tennessee State fell to England's Daniel Brown 3&2 at the Royal Portrush Golf Club. Pugh began the day defeating England's Luke Johnson 3&1 in the third round to become one of 16 golfers left in the championship. Brown took charge early on as he went 4-up through seven holes and again held the same advantage after No. 12. Pugh attempted a late rally by winning the par-4 13th, but couldn't gain any more ground. The 2014 Amateur Championship consisted of 288 golfers from 28 countries, with the entire field being ranked in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. The Amateur Champion will earn a place in the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake and the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington State.

Traditionally, an invitation to the Masters Tournament at Augusta is also extended to the winner.

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