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The Open 2018: Sam Locke nonetheless aiming excessive after Silver Medal win

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The Open 2018: Sam Locke nonetheless aiming excessive after Silver Medal win

Sam Locke shot a level-par 71 within the third spherical to sit down on two over at Carnoustie
The 147th Open Championship
Venue: Carnoustie, Scotland Dates: 19-22 July
Protection: Stay throughout BBC Radio, highlights on BBC TV and on-line, reside textual content commentary and clips on the BBC Sport web site

Sam Locke says he desires to attain extra on the Open Championship having already secured the Silver Medal for main newbie.

Locke, 19, assured the newbie prize and the achievement of ending because the event’s main Scot when he made the minimize on the finish of the second spherical.

After a one-under-par 70 within the third spherical, he nonetheless has targets left to attain.

“Getting the silver medal is nice however I needed extra,” Locke stated.

“That is not it completed, I needed to get as excessive up the leaderboard as I can. I wasn’t simply going to lie down and calm down. I’ve my private targets and I need to end properly.”

{The teenager} from Stonehaven grew to become the primary Scot to win the Silver Medal in 13 years after ending three over par after two rounds, proper on the cusp of the minimize.

With Sandy Lyle, Russell Knox, Scott Jamieson and Grant Forrest all failing to make the ultimate two days of the event at Carnoustie, Locke additionally established his standing because the main Scot.

Locke, the product of the Paul Lawrie Basis, felt he may have carded a decrease rating as benign circumstances opened up birdie alternatives within the third spherical.

“I felt I deserved higher than degree par,” he stated. “I did not really feel within the first two rounds I struck the ball too properly off the tee however I chipped and putted fairly good. As we speak I felt I hit it lots higher however made just a few foolish errors. It was good to birdie the final.

“That is one of the best event on this planet so for it to be my first huge professional occasion to be The Open is good. I am studying masses and I am actually having fun with the experiences that I’ve had.

“All of the followers coming. They had been nice at the moment. It is the most important assist I’ve ever had. I did not anticipate it and it was good. They helped me on and I actually respect them.”

Locke has a part-time job working within the espresso store on the Paul Lawrie golf centre in Aberdeen however is uncertain when he’s due again behind the counter.

“I do not know if I am on the rota for the espresso store on Monday however I will not be turning up anyway,” he joked.

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