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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 July, 2004, 11:17 GMT 12:17 UK
Birthday boy scoops silver
By Matt Slater
BBC Sport at Royal Troon

Stuart Wilson
Scotland's Stuart Wilson celebrated his 27th birthday by winning the Silver Medal for finishing as the top amateur at the 133rd Open at Royal Troon.

The Forfar-based Wilson was the only amateur to make the cut and can also look forward to a place at the Masters.

The British Amateur champion carded a 76 on Sunday to finish on 12 over.

"I've got to be delighted," Wilson told BBC Sport. "It's a special honour to pick up the Silver Medal, and it's what I came here to achieve.

"Thursday was a great day for me, when I shot a low score (68).

"It was a little difficult to keep going, being the only amateur in the field over the weekend, but still a great experience."

Fellow Scot Alastair Forsyth can also be pleased with his efforts. His final-round 70 lifted him to seven over. Sandy Lyle, however, finished in last place on 19 over.




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