"It will be an all Joe affair at The 125th Amateur Championship as the English duo of Joe Harvey and Joe Long are set for a showdown in today's 36-hole final at Royal Birkdale.
Harvey, who is 897th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®) and Joe Long, who is 102nd on the WAGR®, have teed up an all-England final for the first time since 1999 when Graeme Storm defeated Aran Wainwright 7&6 at Royal County Down.
Usually practice partners at The Kendleshire, the pair will now go head-to-head over 36 holes to become the first English champion since Harry Ellis triumphed at Royal St George’s in 2017.
Ahead of the biggest opportunity in their amateur careers, the winner secures exemptions into The 149th Open at Royal St George’s next year and, by tradition, an invitation to play in the Masters Tournament and an exemption into the US Open.
Harvey was in control of his tie with Power from the outset and was four-up after 11 holes. But as he missed the green at the par-3 12th and lost the hole with a bogey four, it looked like the door was ajar for the Irishman to mount a comeback."
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