Lewis wins Silver Medal as low amateur

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Tom Lewis fired the lowest round by an amateur in the Open on Thursday with a 5-under 65.
Associated Press

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Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011 | 11:24 a.m.

SANDWICH, England (AP) -- Tom Lewis of England finished as the leading amateur in the Open Championship on Sunday, capturing the silver medal and completing a memorable week at Royal St. George's.

The 20-year-old Lewis, who was co-leader with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn after the first round, shot a 4-over 74 in his final round for an aggregate score of 9 over.

Peter Uihlein of the United States -- the only other amateur to make the cut -- was three strokes behind Lewis after a last-round 75. The 21-year-old U.S. amateur champion won the bronze medal.

Three other amateurs missed the cut on Friday.