Tapton’s Matthew Fitzpatrick wins prestigious US Amateur golf title

Former Tapton student Matthew Fitzpatrick is bringing the US Amateur Championship title back to England for the first time in 102 years.

Matthew’s victory this weekend in Brookline, Massachusetts sees him join an illustrious list of former winners of the trophy including names such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Harold Hilton was the last English winner of the tournament back in 1911.

18-year-old Matthew has just completed his A levels in geography, history and PE at Tapton school in Crosspool. He’ll now join Northwestern University in September for four years where he’ll be taught by Pat Goss, one of the best-regarded golf coaches in the US.

His victory in the US Amateur Championship also means he’ll play in the US Masters and US Open next year.

In July Matthew won silver at The Open at Muirfield.

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