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Christo Lamprecht Biography – Christo Lamprecht Wiki
Christo Lamprecht is a South African amateur golfer. In June 2023, Lamprecht won the British Amateur championship at Hillside with a 3&2 victory over Ronan Kleu in the 36 hole final. Following the win, he earned the coveted exemption to the 2023 Open Championship, as well as, by tradition, an invitation to the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National G.C. and a spot in the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
He became the third South African golfer in just six years to win the title, following the success of Jovan Rebula (Ernie Els’ nephew) in 2018 at Royal Aberdeen, and Aldrich Potgeister in 2021 at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
Lamprecht entered The Amateur Championship at World Number Six in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, but with his victory moved up three places into third – behind Gordon Sargent and Michael Thorbjornsen.
In 2017 he became the youngest ever winner of the South African Amateur Championship, and that same year competed in the Junior Presidents Cup – which he also played in 2019. In addition to six notable amateur titles, Lamprecht has been on several teams, including the Junior Golf World Cup, the Eisenhower Trophy and on the winning team at the Arnold Palmer Cup.
Lamprecht is currently a college golfer at Georgia Tech. Currently in his third year playing college golf at Georgia Tech and studying business administration, Lamprecht is planning to play one more year before deciding to turn professional.
“I’m definitely planning on staying in college for the next year and planning on turning pro after that,” he said. “I loved the programme at tech. Having Stewart Cink and guys like that that we can see week in and week out and feeding off of and just — it’s an amazing programme. I love it.”
Christo Lamprecht Age
Christo Lamprecht was born on 30 January 2001 in George, Western Cape, South Africa. He is 22 years old as of 2023.
Christo Lamprecht Parents
Christo Lamprecht’s father introduced him to golf at the age of 3. His father, who stands at a height of 6’4″, is the shortest of the last five generations.
Christo Lamprecht Family
Christo Lamprecht’s family is renowned for being very tall. “My dad is 6’4″ and he’s the shortest of the last five generations. On my dad’s side, the length is there. My grandfather was like 6’8″ and my great grandfather was like 7′.”
Christo Lamprecht Height
South African golfer Christo Lamprecht stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (6’8″). He comes from a very tall family.
“My dad is 6’4″ and he’s the shortest of the last five generations. On my dad’s side, the length is there. My grandfather was like 6’8″ and my great-grandfather was like 7′. Not that I know of. It runs in the family, definitely.”
For a while, he was growing so fast when he was younger that he was changing clubs every six months – which meant his golf game wasn’t as straightforward.
“I guess I started out very competitively, and golf-wise I was a little bit better than everyone 14 at 15 years old and then I kind of hit the growth spurt and everything golf-wise was everywhere. Probably the start of high school, eighth grade, ninth grade. I was growing so fast and my swing changed every week and it was all over the place for like two years there.
“I didn’t know what was going on. I was changing clubs every six months.
“I guess once I kind of finally got to a certain length where I didn’t grow that much more and got a little bit more mature, I figured out where to go, and I’ve just been growing a tech a lot. No one else wants to use my clubs, so I can’t give them to anyone.”
At 6-foot-8, Christo Lamprecht is the tallest player on the field at The 151st Open.
Christo Lamprecht Net Worth
Christo Lamprecht’s net worth is estimated to be €0.00.
Christo Lamprecht Career Earnings
Christo Lamprecht is yet to join to paid ranks of the game. He has therefore earned €0.00 in career earnings.
Christo Lamprecht Caddie
Christo Lamprecht had team-mate Christiaan Maas acting as his caddie at the 2023 Amateur Championship.
Christo Lamprecht’s Instagram handle is @christolamprecht224.