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Welcome to live text coverage of final of the 2010 Amateur Championship. Scotland's James Byrne is facing Jin Jeong of Korea over 36 holes at Muirfield.

JIN JEONG IS THE 2010 AMATEUR CHAMPION. HE BEATS JAMES BYRNE 5&4.

1527: Just as he has done all day, Jeong curls a fantastic putt in to win in style. The 150th Anniversary Open Championship awaits the 2010 Amateur Champion Jin Jeong.

A superb display from an exceptionally impressive Korean golfer.

1523: Faultless again from Jeong, an excellent drive followed by a precise approach to the right side of the green. Byrne shows his mettle with a lofted wedge to 12 feet at the 474-yard 14th. Jeong to putt first...for the Championship.

THE 31ST HOLE IS HALVED IN THREE. JEONG REMAINS 5UP

1515: Byrne excels from the bunker to five feet. And Jeong replies in kind, getting his ball to bite into the turf, three feet from the hole. Byrne needs this to keep the game alive...which he does. 

1510: To the 191-yard, par-three 13th. Both players find greenside bunkers: Jeong on the right and Byrne on the left, in the bunker Ernie Els found himself in in the 2002 Open Championship, which, of course, the South African went on to win.

THE 30TH HOLE IS HALVED IN FOUR. JEONG REMAINS 5UP

1508: Byrne's birdie putt slides agonisingly past the edge of the hole. He faces a nervous wait as his opponent stands over a seven-footer, but Jeong can't convert and the hole is halved. Five up with six to play.

1504: Wonderful approach shot with a wedge from Jeong - seven feet from the cup. Byrne plays well out of a bunker, but he's looking second favourite for this hole as well. One thing's for sure, however, the Scotsman will not give up. The crowds are lining the length of the fairways now, clammering to see these future stars of the game in action. 

JEONG WINS THE 29TH HOLE IN THREE. JEONG GOES 5UP

1500: And he does. The Korean sinks another long putt for birdie and, once again, goes five up...this time with only seven holes to play.

1451: From the tee at the 387-yard 11th, Byrne finds the first cut of rough, and Jeong the second. The Scot finds sand with his approach - he's plugged. Jeong hits the putting surface. He's about 30 feet from the flag. The Korean looks likely to re-establish a five-hole advantage.

BYRNE WINS THE 28TH HOLE IN FOUR. JEONG IS 4UP

1446: Byrne takes one back with a par! Jeong can't hole a 15-footer for a four, and the Scotsman reduces the deficit by one.

1441: Byrne finds the green with his second shot. Particularly impressive from the Scot, who was in a stick situation in the left rough.

1438: Relentless from Jeong - straight down the middle. Following, Byrne hooks the ball left. It ricochets off a former Captain of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, who isn't hurt, and comes to rest 200 yards from the green on this 472-yard par four. 

THE 27TH HOLE IS HALVED IN FOUR. JEONG REMAINS 5UP

1434: A decent up-and-down from Byrne from the same position from which he three-putted this morning. Jeong narrowly misses for three to the suprise of many! He's human after all. Two fours, and it's on to the 10th.

1428: It's just not going Byrne's way. His drive at the ninth finds a tuft of thick grass, but he plays it well to the back of the green. Tough shot, that one. Jeong plays another superb approach to about 15 feet. About 600 faces look on, impressed.

THE 26TH HOLE IS HALVED IN FIVE. JEONG REMAINS 5UP

1422: Byrne chips on, lips out for a four, and holes for a five. Jeong doesn't hole from 18 feet and the hole is halved in bogeys. Byrne can't miss too many of those opportunities from here on in, his opponent won't gift him too many chances..especially not chances to win a hole with a par.  

1417: From the bunker, the Korean finds the putting surface. He's 18 feet way...again. Can he do it again?

1413: All credit to Byrne, his shoulders haven't dropped and he's still playing well. Jeong finds the bunker off the tee at the 443-yard eighth hole. From there, he finds the sand again. Byrne plays his second just short of the green, 20 yards from the hole. An important chance for the Scot, here. Could this be where the fight-back begins? 

JEONG WINS THE 25TH HOLE IN TWO. JEONG GOES 5UP

1409: Unbelievable! Jeong holes for a third consecutive birdie. Again, Byrne can't respond and Jeong goes 5up. There's nothing the Scotsman can do about this. He's competing against a supremely talented golfer, who has just found top gear.

1405: Both players take seven-iron at the next - the 185-yard seventh. Two good shots from the protagonists: Jeong plays first to 20 feet, then Byrne gets inside the Korean, 15 feet from the hole. It's obviously getting a bit warmer out there, Jeong removes his sweater to reveal a t-shirt with bright yellow, blue and red striped t-shirt, which brightens a once-again overcast sky.

JEONG WINS THE 24TH HOLE IN THREE. JEONG GOES 4UP

1401: The Scot putts up to 12 feet, not a great effort. But it doesn't matter, as Jeong holes again for a second successive birdie, this time from 18 feet to establish a dominant lead.

1356: Byrne in trouble off the tee on the 460-yard sixth, but he recovers well from thick rough to just short of the green. Jeong, who is starting to look worryingly metronomic, is 18 feet away after two strokes.

JEONG WINS THE 23RD HOLE IN FOUR. JEONG GOES 3UP

1350: Jeong holes to break the deadlock, and Byrne can't reply! That's a three-hole advantage for the Korean, a handsome lead. It's time for Byrne to draw upon that trademark grit and determination. If he doesn't, he's in trouble.

1348: Reasonable pitches follow to provide two 30-foot birdie opportunities. Byrne a little unlucky there: three inches too much cost him about 20 feet.

1343: The players reach the 559-yard fifth hole, their 23rd, and fizz drivers from the tee. The Korean then hits a three-wood from the light rough, but despite a good strike, he's still 70 yards short. Byrne comes off his three-wood slightly, finishing up short and right. The Scot will face a testing chip if he's to get up and down for birdie. 

THE 22ND HOLE IS HALVED IN THREE. JEONG REMAINS 2UP

1336: Keeping to trend, the hole is halved - Jeong holing a good putt from what a Muirfield member describes as a very difficult spot. Putts like that can only improve the Korean's confidence as he marches on.

1334: Good crowds two-deep around the green now as Korea's Jeong chips to 10 feet.

1331: Three-irons for the two finalists on this 213-yard hole. Jeong misses right, as he did this morning. Scotland's Byrne finds the green. He'll have a 30-foot putt for birdie.

THE 21ST HOLE IS HALVED IN FOUR. JEONG REMAINS 2UP

1328: Two decent putts follow and the hole is halved again as the wind from the north picks up. The players stride purposefully towards the fourth tee and the first par three of the second round. 

1323: Jeong comes up short with a wedge. He's 30 feet away. Byrne does the same, getting just inside the Korean, 24 feet from the hole. Again, neither displaying the kind of precision that we have come to expect from their previous performances.

1319: The sun's finished its lunch and has come out for the second round. Three-woods at the 377-yard third, both down the fairway.

THE 20TH HOLE IS HALVED IN FOUR. JEONG REMAINS 2UP

1317: Neither player can produce anything special, however, and both make regulation pars at the second hole.

1313: Byrne plays first...and it's a good one, rolling out to about 18 feet. Jeong responds well with a pitch to 15 feet. Jeong's looked better on the greens so far, but Byrne has displayed exceptional touch all week.

1310: Jeong hits driver at the second, while Byrne hits three-wood. Both are near the the putting surface at the 361-yard second hole. 

THE 19TH HOLE IS HALVED IN FIVE. JEONG REMAINS 2UP

1307: He misses by less then an inch, and it's honours even at the first hole of the second round.

1306: The Korean putts up to to feet. It's conceded and Byrne has a putt for the win...

1303: Jeong's third finds the back of the third green, 50 feet from the hole. Byrne's much closer with putt straight up the slope for a par four at the 448-yard first.

1257: Drama from the start as Byrne's drive hits a tv camera and bounces back into in the bunker 311 yards from the tee. Jeong's in the bunker, too. Both players have to splash out.

1255: The second round is underway. 18 holes away, an exemption into the 150th Anniversary Open Championship and a Masters Tournament invitation.

 

THE STORY OF THE MORNING. AFTER 18 HOLES, KOREA'S JIN JEONG LEADS JAMES BYRNE OF SCOTLAND BY TWO HOLES.

The First

0830: Jin Jeong tees off and we're underway. He finds the left rough, while Byrne drills his into long grass on the right. Both then miss the green on the left...but it's the Scot who comes out on top, managing to get up and down with a chip followed by an eight-foot putt.

BYRNE WINS THE HOLE IN FOUR. BYRNE LEADS 1UP

 

The Second

0849: Byrne is into the semi-rough off the tee, while Jeong hits an imperious drive down the middle. Both players play approach shots to about 30 feet....and it's regulation pars on the second hole.

HOLE HALVED. BYRNE REMAINS 1UP

 

The Third

0906: To the third...and it's halved in four. Jeong makes a good up-and-down while Byrne takes a regulation two putts.

HOLE HALVED. BYRNE REMAINS 1UP

 

The Fourth

0914: Both miss the green on the 213-yard, par-3 fourth. Neither can get up and down from difficult positions and the hole is halved in four. Nervy starts from both players.

HOLE HALVED. BYRNE REMAINS 1UP

 

The Fifth

0918: Byrne knocks is straight down the middle. Jeong, meanwhile, finds a cart path and faces a difficult second. Byrne goes first and smashes his driver onto the green on the 559-yard, par-five fifth...pressure on the Korean.

0925: Jeongs second finds the right-hand rough, before his third finds the green. The Korean rolls his putt of 40 feet to gimme distance, but it's not good enough as Byrne putts well from distance to within a foot. An easy birdie follows and Byrne takes a two-hole lead.

BYRNE WINS THE HOLE WITH A FOUR. BYRNE IS 2UP

 

The Sixth

0930: Tee-shots on the sixth. Byrne finds the right side of the fairway and Jeong's in the light rough. The Scot looking more assured now - ominous for Jeong.

0935: Both players find the green with their seconds. Both are 30 feet from the hole. Important hole, this one.

0937: Similar putts from the finalists. Gimmes for both and it's on to the next...

HOLE HALVED. BYRNE REMAINS 2UP

 

The Seventh

0940: Byrne narrowly misses a bunker from the tee on the 185-yard third. The Korean's on the green. Advantage Jeong.

0942: SPOTTED - 2006 US Amateur Champion and European Tour winner Richie Ramsay is in the crowd today. A few hundred of them at the moment.

0944: Jeong putts to less than two feet. It's conceded and Byrne needs to hole from 15 feet to earn a half...

0945: The putt slips by and Jeong takes his first hole of the match. It's back to a one-hole deficit and the Korean strides confidently towards the eighth tee.

JEONG WINS THE HOLE IN THREE. BYRNE IS 1UP

 

The Eighth

0946: Both players now into their stride and play going along now briskly - they're five minutes under schedule. Drives on the eighth are reasonably well positioned, though the Scot was a bit fortunate, narrowly avoiding the sand.

0953: Jeong 35 feet from the pin, now. Byrne just 15 feet away after an excellent wedge.

0955:The Korean holes it for birdie! All eyes on Byrne...

0956: ...who is more than equal to the task. Hole halved in birdie. The standard is top-notch now - nervousness a thing of the past.

HOLE HALVED. BYRNE REMAINS 1UP

 

The Ninth

0958: Byrne follows Jeong into the rough lining the ninth. They're within five yards of each other on the left side as the chilly northerly wind picks up. Byrne to play first...

1003: The Scot plays through the green, one club too much. Conversely, Jeong's 10 yards short. Perhaps there are some nerves still around.

1006: A late arrival, but the sun's made an appearance, bathing East Lothian in stunning sunlight.

1008: Again showing an aptitude for links golf, which he has only been playing for about a month, Jeong putts from the fairway to eight feet. Byrne eight feet away after an average chip.

1011: Jeong holes for a four after Byrne's ball bites at the lip, but fails to drop.

JEONG WINS THE HOLE IN FOUR. MATCH IS ALL SQUARE

 

The 10th

1014: Two superb drives get the inward nine underway. Byrne's 10 yards in front of Jeong but both are perfectly positioned, and the game's now seven minutes under schedule: excellent pace of play.

1017: The Scot misses the green left and faces a tricky chip to get up and down. But Jeong can't capitalise, landing his approach short and right by 30 yards. 

1022: The University of Arizona's Byrne chips to 14 feet below the hole - a slight misread maybe. Jeong does the same. He's closer than Byrne, but faces a slippery downhill left-to-righter for par.

1024: A great putt from Byrne - never going anywhere but in the hole: an impressive up-and-down. Jeong can't sink his from 10 feet and the Scot takes the 10th, re-establishing an one-hole lead.

BYRNE WINS THE HOLE IN FOUR. BYRNE IS 1UP

 

The 11th

1028: After a cracking pair of drives, Jeong plays a spectacular seven-iron to four feet, before Byrne leaves an indifferent eight-iron short and right - the Korean in the driving seat. Well over 200 following the match now, the crowd swelling hole to hole.

1035: Byrne putts poorly and is forced to follow-on. His misses again and concedes his opponents four-footer - all square again. 

JEONG WINS THE HOLE IN THREE. MATCH IS ALL SQUARE

 

The 12th

1038: Big-hitting Byrne 20 yards from the pin on this 380-yard par four. Playng first, Jeong takes an iron and safely finds the fairway.

1042: Jeong plays well to 12 feet, while Byrne takes full advantage of his position, pitching to just outside gimme distance.

1046: Both hole their putts and it's halved in three.

HOLE IS HALVED. MATCH REMAINS ALL SQUARE

 

The 13th

1046: Great tee-shots on the 191-yard 13th. Two good birdie opportunities here...can anyone tip the balance?

1052: Neither can hole from 15 feet, and both now face tricky four-footers for par...

1054: ...which they both trickle in for pars. A closely-fought encounter developing here at Muirfield. Byrne's wearing the unchanged look of steely determination that has accompanied him all week. Jeong looks calm, composed and very competent.

HOLE IS HALVED. MATCH REMAINS ALL SQUARE

 

The 14th

1056: Jeong sprays his tee-shot right, before Byrne pulls his left. Unusual game, this one: cautious play reflecting the prize at stake, but frquently punctuated by brilliance.

1102: The Korean can only hack at his ball - he's still 140 yards away after two strokes. His third finds the green, 15 feet from the cup. Byrne's through the green in two.

There are over 300 people now enjoying the action now - great scenes at Muirfield.

1108: Byrne takes three to get down, leaving Jeong a chance to snatch an unlikely hole...

1109: The Korean grabs the opportunity, holing well to take the lead for the first time in the match.

JEONG WINS THE HOLE IN FOUR. JEONG IS 1UP

 

The 15th

1114: Playing from the middle of the fairway, Byrne 10 yards behind Jeong. The Scot's approach leaves him with a much easier shot than that of his Korean counterpart, despite being off the green - Jeong's putt looks like it will break hard-left.

1121: Jeong putts to six feet, before Byrne dribbles his dead-weight to six inches. It's conceded and Jeong faces a six-footer to halve...which he confidently holes.

HOLE IS HALVED. JEONG REMAINS 1UP

 

The 16th   

1126: Jeong finds Trevino's bunker with a five iron. The American holed from there in the third round of the 1972 Open Championship - a sign of things to come? Byrne's through the green.

1130: The Scot chips back towards the hole, finishing eight feet away. Jeong can't emulate Trevino on this occasion. He's just off the green, 18 feet from the cup.

1133: The pair can't hole their putts and the par-three 16th is halved in four, neither player displaying the kind of form that got them this far.

HOLE IS HALVED. JEONG REMAINS 1UP

 

The 17th

1140: Almost 500 look on as the finalists tackle the 574-yard, par-five 17th. From a great position on the fairway, Jeong pulls his ball way left...and the search is on. Byrne, after hacking out of the right rough, plays his third shot left of the green.

1148: Jeong plays an excellent shot out of deep rough, finishing 70 feet from the hole. Byrne's six feet away in four, so the Korean has, depending on how you look at it, either a chance to go two up, or a difficult two-putt for a half.

1150: Riversdale Cup Champion Jeong lags his putt well, and it's given. Unexpectedly, Byrne, who has rarely missed anything under 10 feet all week, can't sink his fifth shot from six feet, giving Jeong a two-hole lead as we near the half-way stage.

JEONG WINS THE HOLE IN FIVE. JEONG IS 2UP

 

The 18th

1153: Playing straight downwind, Jeong hits a huge drive to within 100 yards of the green on the 449-yard 18th hole at Muirfield. Byrne finds the left rough. It's important he gets at least a half here, and he looks like he knows it.

1157: The Scot plays a beautiful second. He judges wind, spin and roll perfectly, pitching short of the green and letting the ball trundle up to 12 feet, pin-high. Jeong over-clubs slightly and finds the back of the 18th green. 

1202: Putting first, Jeong lags to a foot...and it's give. Can Byrne seize his chance?

1203: He can't, but it's a half. And that's not too bad for the Scotsman. Jeong leads by two holes at the half-way stage.

HOLE IS HALVED. JEONG LEADS BY TWO HOLES AT THE HALF-WAY STAGE.