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2014 British Open: How The 4 Amateur Golfers Will Fare

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Due to Matthew Fitzpatrick hogging some of the amateur qualification spots, and him having turned pro, there are only four amateurs set to compete in the 2014 British Open. Although it is a small group, they have a ton of firepower and we could even see two or three of them join the pros for the weekend.

4. Ashley Chesters

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4. Ashley Chesters

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Ashley Chesters earned his spot by winning the European Amateur last August. He will be the least likely of the four amateurs in the field this year to make the cut at this year's British Open. He hasn't been playing his best golf over the past few months, but he could turn on the switch here at Royal Liverpool. He's a very raw player with a ton of potential, so keep an eye out for this kid over the next couple years.

3. Bradley Neil

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3. Bradley Neil

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The 18-year old Scottish amateur will be the youngest player in the field this week and could be on the brink of stardom. He has been making waves over in Europe and will likely be turning pro before he hits the age of 20. The British Amateur Champion also earned a spot in next year's Masters and U.S. Open with his victory, so he will have a couple of chances to practice on the biggest stages in golf if he doesn't fare so well this week.

2. Paul Dunne

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2. Paul Dunne

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He went from nearly missing his tee time at the final qualifier, to clinching one of the elusive final spots into the 2014 British Open. The 21-year old Irish amateur fired off a pair of 67's (-10) to secure his spot in the event, and also made himself the only amateur to make it through final qualifying. He's got some fire in him and has an amazing game. He has a pretty good shot of making it to the weekend if he can fight off the pressure.

1. Cheng-tsung Pan

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1. Cheng-tsung Pan

Cheng-tsung Pan
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Cheng-tsung Pan has been one of the top amateurs in golf over the past few years, and he proved himself in 2013 with a T45 at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. That was good enough to tie with the likes of Sergio Garcia, Pual Casey, and Adam Scott while he actually beat players like Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer. Plain and simple, this kid has game and he has a decent chance at making the cut at Royal Liverpool.