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Two-time European Amateur Championship winner, Matthias Schmid, has become the first German player to win the Silver Medal at The Open.
After earning his spot at Royal St. George's with his 2020 European Amateur Championship victory, Schmid made history on Friday by equalling the lowest score ever recorded by an amateur in the event with a 65 (-5).
The German player carded rounds of 71 and 72 over the weekend for an aggregate of 282 (+2). His total score left him four clear of China’s Yuxin Lin, the only other amateur to make the cut.
“I just got told some of the names that have been on the list for a Silver Medal and I'm proud of myself I was able to join it this week,” explained Schmid.
“That was the goal coming in here. I played some pretty good golf. Putter was a little cold on the weekend but I'm still proud of myself and how I handled it.
“Joining the likes of Justin Rose, [Rory] McIlroy [in winning it] is something special and to play well here as an amateur, I guess it doesn't happen too often.
“So I'm very, very happy that I could do it this week.”