Brady Exber wins Senior Amateur Championship 2014
American Brady Exber, one ahead at the start of the final round, overcame challenging conditions to pull away from the field and win the Seniors Amateur Championship at Ganton in August.
The 58-year-old from Las Vegas closed with a 78 for a four-shot victory over Yorkshire’s Stephen East who finished on 228 after a 79.Three players shared third – Americans Michael Mercier and John McClure and England’s Tony McLure.
It was a delighted and relieved Exber who raised the trophy after the final round. “No one could be happier than me to win this title,” he said. “Ganton is a great course and I’ll definitely be back to defend at Royal County Down next year”.
The 2015 Seniors Amateur will be played at Royal County Down Golf Club from 5-7 August.
The Seniors Amateur Championship was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the World Senior Amateur Team Championship run by the World Amateur Golf Council.
While the Seniors, played for the first time at Formby, was an instant success, the team event did not survive beyond 1969. Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.