Fitzpatrick earns major chance
Matt Fitzpatrick is in line for an invite to next year's US Open and US Masters after reaching the final of the US Amateur Championship.
The 18-year-old english golfer will contest a 36-hole matchplay final with Australian Oliver Goss on Sunday after beating Canada's Corey Connors in the semi-finals at Brookline, Massachussets.
A second-placed finish should be enough to earn Fitzpatrick an invitation to the 2014 US Open and most likely a ticket to the Masters at Augusta National.
Victory could see the Sheffield-based player asked to participate in the Open Championship - although entry to the US PGA Championship is not an option.
Former world number one Luke Donald congratulated the British hopeful via his official Twitter account, writing: "Happy for @MattFitz94 who made it into the final today £AugustaBound"
Fitzpatrick told the USGA website: "It's absolutely fantastic, the stuff that you dream of. To at least play in a US Open next year will be absolutely fantastic."
Fitzpatrick first came to wider attention last month after securing the Silver Medal as top amateur at the Open Championship.
He shot a final-round 72 at Muirfield to finish on 10-over-par 294, five strokes better than the other remaining amateur in the field, fellow youngster Jimmy Mullen.