Howard Clark withdraws from US Open

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Howard Clark, who finally won an invitation to the US Open after 22 years, has had to withdraw from the event next week. Clark's wife gave birth a week ago and he wants to spend more time at home while she recovers.

BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Turnberry): First round matchplay: W Bladon (Kenilworth) bt S Allen (Australia) 4 and 2; P Lawrie (University College; Dublin) bt G Hay (Panmure) 20th; R Clark (Erskine) bt S Collingwood (Carholme) 3 and 1; S McCarthy (Royal North Devon) bt B Nicolay (Fr) 5 and 4; E Little (Portpatrick Dunskey) bt D Lucas (Worksop) 4 and 3; I Ferrie (Alnmouth) bt C Christy (Kilmacolm) 2 holes; F McLaughlan (Wishaw) bt P Nelson (Renishaw Park) 5 and 3; R Derksen (Neth) bt R Eyraud (Fr) 2 and 1; R Wiggins (Slaley Hall) bt J Chevallier (Fr) 4 and 3; C Aronsen (Nor) bt M Urquhart (Inverness) 2 and 1; D Dupin (Fr) bt C Mitchell (Blairgowrie) 4 and 3; P Purhonen (Fin) bt J Hepworth (Ilkley) 3 and 2; N Boysen (Neth) bt R Bermeyer (US) 5 and 4; D Orr (East Renfrewshire) bt W Bryson (Drumpellier) 2 and 1; M Eliasson (Swe) bt K Bakst (US) one hole; D Patrick (Mortonhall) bt C Molholm (Den) 3 and 1; M Erlandsson (Swe) bt S Martin (Burnham and Berrow) 2 and 1; R Porter (Ger) bt H Otto (SA) 4 and 3; C Brauner (US) bt D Olsson (Swe) 4 and 3; S Bodenheimer (US) bt M Wilcox (John O'Gaunt) 3 and 2; R Geilenberg (Ger) bt M Moye (US) one hole; Y Taylor (Brynhill) bt D Paton (Dunnikier Park) 5 and 4; G Lawrie (Prestwick St Nicholas) bt C Watson (East Renfrewshire) 3 and 2; C Rodgers (Royal Mid-Surrey) bt N Rorbaek- Peterson (Den) 4 and 3; M Brooks (Carluke) bt F Bruhns (Ger) one hole; M Ellis (Wrexham) bt G Storm (Hartlepool) two holes; P Bolton (Chorlton- cum-Hardy) bt J Girdo (Swe) 2 and 1; I Giner (Sp) bt S Jarman (Woburn) 3 and 2; K Ferrie (Alnmouth) bt G Paterson (Co Sligo) 2 and 1; S Phillipson (Prudhoe) bt J Ferrari (US) 5 and 4; R Beames (Wick) bt M Searle (Lyme Regis) 5 and 4; J Fanagan (Milltown) bt J Little (Moor Park) 4 and 3.