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The Amateur Championship – 2018 Preview, Reports & Scores (19/06/18)
Nick Poppleton Added To St. Andrews Trophy Squad – More To Follow ? (12/06/18)
The St. Andrews Links Trophy – 2018 Preview, Reports & Results (10/06/18)


1. The St. Andrews Links Trophy
John Murphy (IRE) beat Jannik De Bruyn (GER) on the first play-off hole to win the St. Andrews Links Trophy. Jake Burnage (ENG) and Haydn Barron (AUS) were tied 3rd on -8, just one shot back of the leading pair. Jake’s compatriots Laird Shepherd (-7) finished tied 5th and Gian-Marco Petrozzi (-6) tied 8th. Results (10/06/18)


John Murphy (Photo: St. Andrews Links Trophy / Kenny Smith Photography) 

2. East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship
Christo Lamprecht (RSA) shot rounds of 66, 68, 69 and 71 to secure victory in the East of Ireland with a total of 274 (-14). A fast finishing Mark Power (IRE) secured second on -12 helped by final day rounds of 69 and 68. Mark’s compatriots Caolan Rafferty, Tiarnan McLarnon and Devin Morley all tied for third on -11. Results (04/06/18)

3. The Brabazon Trophy
Nick Poppleton (ENG) today won the 2018 Brabazon Trophy after a sudden death play-off with Wilco Nienaber (RSA). Both players completed the 72 holes in 272 shots for -16 totals. Bailey Gill and Jack Cope (-13 / tied 3rd), Andrew Wilson (-11 / tied 6th), Mitch Waite (-11 / tied 6th), Arun Singh Brar (-9 / 8th), Max Martin, David Langley and Ben Jones (-8 / all tied 9th) all enjoyed Top 10 finishes for the host country. Results (03/06/18)


Nick Poppleton (Photo: GolfBible)

4. NCAA Division I National Championships

Broc Everett and Oklahoma (Photos: Augusta and Oklahoma Universities)

No. 1 seed Oklahoma State won the NCAA Championship for the 11th time beating Alabama 5-0 in the match-play final which fortunately for them was being staged on their home course, Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

In the stroke-play stage of the event Broc Everett from Augusta University defeated Auburn’s Brandon Mancheno in a playoff to win the individual national championship. Playing as an individual after his team missed the 54-hole cut, the 23-year-old claimed his first college victory at just the right time.

It proved to be a disappointing event for the handful of GB&I representatives who made it this far.

Sandy Scott (SCO) was our only player to play all four rounds in the stroke play stage. He shot rounds of 77, 73, 76 and 85 (+23) to finish T79 in the individual standings. Just one of his four rounds counted to his team’s total as Texas Tech qualified in 3rd place. Texas Tech then lost 3-2 in Round 1 of the match play to eventual runners-up Alabama. Sandy lost his match 2&1 to Davis Shore.

Daniel Sutton (ENG) shot rounds of 71, 73 and 75 (+3) but his Kansas team missed the 54 hole stroke play cut.

Ryan Lumsden (SCO) started well with a 67 but fell away with subsequent rounds of 76 and 80 (+7). As I feared in my NCAA Regional Results article Ryan’s teammate Eric McIntosh (SCO) was dropped for the Finals. However, he was subbed in for the 3rd round where he shot a creditable even par 72. Nevertheless Northwestern fell just short of the first cut mark.

Harry Ellis (ENG) recorded scores of 75, 73 and 80 as UNLV crashed out on Day 3 too.

Team SP Results / Individual SP Results / Team MP Results

5. Men’s French International Amateur Championship
France’s Hubert Tisserand won the French International Amateur with rounds of 69, 68, 70 and 72 at Chantilly. His total of 279 (-5) was one shot better than compatriots François Lagraulet and Jeremy Gandon who tied for second. English pair Josh McMahon and Bradley Bawden were the best of the GB&I contingent, finishing tied fifth on 283 (-1)        Results (27/05/18)


Hubert Tisserand (Photo: ffgolf.org)

6. Lagonda Trophy
We were talking last week about how hard it is to win from the front. Well the Lagonda Trophy at Gog Magog G.C. in Cambridgeshire was another case in point. The final day saw James Biggs (ENG) shoot 68 68 to come from 8 shots back after Day 1 to pick up the trophy. His 281 (+1) total was three shots better than Jon Hopkins (ENG), who carded a 69 and 68 on Day 2 to also come through the field, Liam Phipps (ENG) and Will Percival (ENG) who all tied for second.  Results (24/05/18)


James Biggs With Event Founder Clive Smith (Photo: James Biggs)

7. Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship
Home favourite Robin Dawson (-2) completed a wire to wire victory in the Irish Amateur Open played at the magnificent Royal County Down G.C. An impressive first 54 holes, including a best of the week 65 on the opening day, saw Robin head into the final round with a 6 shot lead. He was to need the buffer after a double bogey on 9, a bogey on 14 and a triple bogey on 15 gave the chasing pack some encouragement. However, in the end none of them could get to the Tramore man who won by 4 shots despite a 77.

John Gough (ENG) and Alex Gleeson (IRE), who finished with a 70 and 71 respectively tied for 2nd on +2. Alex Fitzpatrick (ENG) was one shot further back on +3 after a final round 76. Results (20/05/18)


Robin Dawson (Photo: Cashman Photography)

8. France v. England Men’s International Match
After a tight first day England narrowly led France 6.5 – 5.5 at Vidauban G.C. near St. Tropez. With afternoon rain forecast on Day 2 the decision was taken to cancel the Foursomes and ensure the Singles were completed. A great team performance saw England win this series 6.5 – 1.5 and therefore run out 13 – 7 winners. Well done to the England team and in particular Ben Jones and David Hague who were both unbeaten in all three of their matches. Results (13/05/18)


The 2018 England Team (Photo: Federation of French Golf / @ffgolf)

9. The Lytham Trophy
Matthew Jordan won the Lytham Trophy by an impressive 9-shots. His rounds of 67, 69, 70 and 66 for a 272 total (-8) showed his undoubted class. No round was over par and his 66 in round 4 the best of the whole final day. Backing up his recent Hampshire Salver win Mitch Waite finished 2nd with a 281 (+1) total. Results (06/05/18)


Matthew Jordan (Photo: Angie McGlue)

10. Boys’ U18 Fairhaven Trophy
Conor Gough shot rounds of 70 and 69 on the final day to haul in the 36 hole leaders and win the Boy’s Fairhaven Trophy on 283 (-5). Conor started the day 7 shots behind Germany’s Tim Mayer. Adam Wailin from Sweden (-4) finished 2nd and Barclay Brown (-3) tied 3rd. Boys Results (06/05/18)


Conor Gough (Photo: @Golfing4Life)



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 7,500 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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I hope you will find something of interest and enjoy exploring the various parts of Golf Bible.

Mark Eley.

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