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R&A Men’s Home Internationals – 2021 Preview & Results (17/09/21)
The Jacques Léglise Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (28/08/21)
The Peter McEvoy Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (26/08/21)
Brabazon Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (22/08/21)
U.S. Amateur Championship – 2021 Preview & Results (15/08/21)
Oakmont C.C. To Host The 2033 Walker Cup Match (11/08/21)


1. R&A Men’s Home Internationals (ENG)
Ireland won the 2021 Home Internationals at Hankley Common. After a 8.5-6.5 victory over Scotland and a 11-4 win against Wales Ireland fought back well on the final day to secure an all-important 7.5-7.5 half with England to secure the title. Scotland finished 2nd, England 3rd and Wales 4th.  Results (15-17/09/21)


Ireland Team (Photo: Luke Walker / Getty Images / The R&A)

2. The West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship
Hugh FOLEY (IRL) won the West of Ireland Amateur by 5-shots with rounds of 69, 67, 66 and 73 and a 275 (-9) total at The County Sligo G.C. Liam NOLAN (IRL) -4 finished 2nd, Paul COUGHLAN (IRL) -4 3rd, Matt MCCLEAN (IRL) -3 4th and Robbie CANNON (IRL) -2 5th.   Results 4-5/09/21


Hugh Foley (Photo: @woig2022)

3. The South East of England Links Championship
Zach CHEGWIDDEN (ENG) won the SEELC after rounds of 72, 76, 71 and 66 in Kent. Rounds 1, 3 and 4 were played at Royal Cinque Ports G.C. with the 2nd held at neighbouring Royal St. George’s G.C. Zach’s 285 -1 was the only under par total by the field. His final 36 holes of 137 -7 were also good enough to collect the separate Prince of Wales Challenge Cup. Sam POTTER (ENG) +2 finished 2nd, John GOUGH (ENG) +3 3rd, Jack MCPHAIL (ENG) +5 4th and Mason ESSAM (ENG) +5 5th.  Results (2-5/09/21)


Zach Chegwidden (Photo: Royal Cinque Ports GC)

4. The Peter McEvoy Trophy (ENG)
Olivia LEE (ENG) won the McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath G.C. in Solihull with a 273 (-11) total. Lee holed 20 foot putts on the 17th and 18th holes to secure the famous title previously held by Lee Westwood and Justin Rose amongst many others. It was a first time this prestigious U18 Boys’ Championship, being played for the 40th time, had opened its doors to girls. A combination of some very good female players and a slightly soft set up for them meant the event was dominated by three girls. Fellow England Internationals Lottie WOAD (-10) finished 2nd and Davina XANH (-8) 3rd. Zach LITTLE (-7) and Sam EASTERBROOK (-6) finished 4th and 5th respectively and with better opening rounds (73 +2 and 74 +3) both would clearly have been in the mix at the end.  Results (25-26/08/21)


Peter McEvoy and Olivia Lee (Photo: GolfBible)

5. English Men’s Open Amateur SP Championship (Brabazon Trophy)
Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) won the Brabazon Trophy with a 273 (-11) total at Ganton G.C. Bairstow recorded four under par rounds which included 18 birdies and seven bogeys. Zach CHEGWIDDEN (ENG) finished 2nd on -9 after a superb bogey free final round of 64. Mason ESSAM, James HYDES and John GOUGH (-3) all completed the Championship strongly to complete the top 5.  Results (19-22/08/21)


Sam Bairstow (Photo: England Golf / Leaderboard Photography)

6. AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close Championship
Peter O’KEEFFE (IRL) won the Irish Men’s Close at Tullamore G.C. after a play-off with Rob MORAN (IRL) after both players finished on 271 (-9) for the 72 holes. O’Keeffe completed the three play-off holes in +2 whilst Moran could only manage +3. Allan HILL (IRL) and Jack McDONNELL (IRL) were their nearest challengers both finishing on 275 (-5).  Results (13-15/08/21)


Peter O’Keeffe (Photo: Golf Ireland)

7. R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship (ENG)
Jack BIGHAM (ENG) completed a dominating performance at Royal Cinque Ports G.C. by also winning the Match Play Stage of the Boys’ Amateur. He beat Riccardo FANTINELLI (ITA) on the 37th hole of the Final, having birdied the 36th to extend the match. Bigham had earlier beaten Daniel BULLEN (SCO) in the semi-finals whilst Fantinelli had overcome Niall SHIELS DONEGAN (SCO). Shiels Donegan won the Peter Garner Bowl for the leading U17 player in the Championship.  MP Results (12-15/08/21)

Jack BIGHAM (ENG) won the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifying with rounds of 69 and 67. His 136 (-8) total was 3 shots better than Jamie MANN (SCO) and 5 shots better than Calum SCOTT (SCO) and Harley YATES (ENG).  SP Results (10-11/08/21)


Jack Bigham (Photo: The R&A / Leaderboard Photography)

8. Welsh Men’s Open Stroke Play Championship
James Hydes (NZL) won the Welsh Men’s Open Stroke Play Championship with a 278 (-10) total at the Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club. Archie DAVIES (WAL) -8 finished 2nd, Lewis IRVINE (SCO) -6 3rd, Josh GREER (AUS) -5 4th and James WILSON (SCO) -4 5th.  Results (11-13/08/21)


James Hydes (Photo: Wales Golf / James Eades Studio)

9. English Men’s Amateur Championship (Closed)
John GOUGH (ENG), 22, won the English Men’s Amateur Championship at Moortown G.C. beating Tom ADDY (ENG), 17, in the 36 hole Final by 1 Hole. With Conor Gough, John’s younger brother, having won the trophy in 2019, they became the first brothers or even family members to both have their name on the trophy. Gough had beaten George MASON (ENG) in the Semi-Finals whilst Addy had overcome Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG).  MP Results (29-01/08/21)

Dominic BARRON HOLDEN (ENG) was the 36 hole stroke play medalist after rounds of 68 (Moortown G.C.) and 70 (Headingley G.C.). John Gough qualified in 14th place and Tom Addy in 49th place.  SP Results (27-28/07/21)


John Gough (Photo: England Golf / Leaderboard Photography)

10. Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship (Closed)
Angus CARRICK (SCO) beat Connor WILSON (SCO) by 2 Holes in the 18 hole Final of the Scottish Men’s Closed Amateur played at Murcur Links in Aberdeen. Carrick beat Connor GRAHAM (SCO) on the 19th Hole whilst Wilson overcame Andrew NI (SCO) by 5&3 in the earlier Semi-Finals.  MP Results (29-31/07/21)

On the opening two days Ben Murray (SCO) came out top in the Stroke Play Qualifying after rounds of 65 and 69 at Portlethan G.C. and Murcar Links respectively.  SP Results (27-28/07/21)


Angus Carrick (Photo: Scottish Golf)



A separate Golf Bible Walker Cup website covers the biennial men’s amateur team match between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States of America.



The @GolfBible Twitter account, which now has over 10,900 followers, provides daily updates on both men’s and women’s amateur competitions. The twitter feed can be accessed by clicking either the above link or Menu tab.


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Mark Eley.

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