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Golf Bible focuses on Great British and Irish men’s elite amateur golf, providing competition, rankings and other related information.

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The 2019 GB&I Men’s National Squads (16/02/19)
Conor Purcell Wins The 2019 Australian Amateur Championship (20/01/19)
December 2018 Men’s Amateur Rankings (05/01/19)
My Review Of GB&I Men’s Amateur Golf In 2018 (29/12/18)


1. African Amateur Stroke Play Championship (RSA)
Scotland’s Euan WALKER recorded rounds of 72, 67, 67 and 71 (-11) at the famous Leopard Creek course to complete a 3-shot victory at the African Amateur. Billy MCKENZIE (ENG), David LANGLEY (ENG) and Gaelen TREW (WAL) all finished tied 11th with an Even par total score of 288 for the 72 holes. Jim JOHNSTON (SCO) and Tom PLUMB (ENG) also enjoyed solid week’s finishing one shot further back in tied 14th.  Results (14/02/19)


Euan Walker (Photo: Ian Rae @ianrae59)

2. Jones Cup Invitational (USA)
The final round of the Jones Cup Invitational, played at Ocean Forest G.C. in Georgia, was cancelled due to heavy rain. Akshay Bhatia (USA) beat Davis Thompson (USA) on the first hole of a play-off to decide the title after both recorded -2 for the opening 36 holes. Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) -1 finished tied 3rd, Rory FRANSSEN (SCO) +4 tied 12th and Joe PAGDIN (ENG) +5 tied 15th.  Results (03/02/19)


Akshay Bhatia (Photo: Jones Cup Invitational)

3. Avondale Amateur (USA)
Blake Windred shot rounds of 70, 67, 70 and 68 (-9) for a one shot victory at the Men’s Avondale Amateur in Sydney, Australia. In the final event of the Australian amateur series Tom SLOMAN (ENG) finished tied 8th on -8 and Callan BARROW (ENG) tied 16th on +1.  Results (01/02/19)


KK Park and Blake Windred (Photo: Golf NSW)

4. Costa Bellena Men’s Octagonal Match (ESP)
In a repeat of last year’s final and result hosts Spain overcame The Netherlands to retain the Octagonal Match trophy at Costa Bellena Ocean G.C. ENGLAND, who finished 7th, were the only home nation competing. The week started badly when Joe LONG got injured and was unable to play in any of the matches. After a Day 1 win over Finland (5.5-3.5) losses to Spain (3-6) and Germany (3.5-5.5) meant England finished bottom of their qualifying group. They secured 7th place after a comprehensive win against Portugal (5.5-0.5). Ben HUTCHINSON and David LANGLEY, paired together in foursomes, salvaged some pride with P7 W4 L2 H1 records during the week.  Results (25/01/19)


Spain (Photo: RFE Golf / Adolfo Luna)

5. Men’s New South Wales Amateur (AUS)
Kartik Sharma (IND) won the NSW Amateur, beating Nathan Barbieri 2&1 in the Final. Barbieri was runner-up to Conor Purcell at last week’s Australian Amateur and therefore has played 17 rounds of golf over the last 11 days. Ben Jones (ENG) reached the Semi-Finals where he lost by 1 hole to the eventual champion.  Men’s Match Play Results (25/01/19)

Joey Savoie (CAN) -10 won the Men’s NSW Medal Winner, the 36 hole qualifying competition for the NSW Amateur played at Mona Vale G.C. and Terrey Hills G. & C.C. Also qualifying were Ben JONES (ENG) -3 who finished tied 7th, Callan BARROW (ENG) -2 2 tied 10th, Jack HAWKSBY (ENG) -1 tied 13th, Connor MCKINNEY (SCO) Ev tied 17th, Matty LAMB (ENG) & Bailey GILL (ENG) +1 tied 22nd.  Men’s NSW Medal Results (22/01/19)


Kartik Sharma and Lisa Edgar (Photo: @GolfNSW)

6. Australian Amateur Championship
Conor PURCELL (IRE) won the Australian Men’s Amateur Championship at Woodlands G.C. in Victoria. He beat Nathan Barbieri (AUS) in the final on the 37th hole. Conor had led 4 Up with 10 holes to play so was pleased to ultimately get the job done. Conor overcame Conor MCKINNEY (SCO) 4&2, Keita Nakijima (JAP) 2 Holes, Tom SLOMAN (ENG) 3&2, Kyle Michel (AUS) 1 Hole and Michael Hirmer (GER) 1 Hole en route to the final. Like Sloman Michael FARR (ENG) also reached Round 3 before falling to Hirmer.  Match Play Results (20/01/19)

The Stroke Play Qualifying took place at Woodlands and nearby Spring Valley G.C. Australian No. 1 David Micheluzzi earned medalist honours by 7 shots after superb rounds of 63 SV and 64 W (-16). From the GB&I contingent Conor PURCELL (IRE) -8 T3, Jake BURNAGE (ENG) -5 T13, Tom SLOMAN (ENG) -4 T20, Bailey GILL (ENG) -4 T20, Jack HAWKSBY (ENG) -3 T24, Michael FARR (ENG) -1 T38, Ben JONES (ENG) -1 T38 and Matty LAMB (ENG) Ev T52 all reached the Match Play Stage.  Stroke Play Qualifying Results (16/01/19)


Conor Purcell (Photo: Golf Australia)

7. Australian Master of the Amateurs
Chun-An Yu (TPE) beat Keita Nakijima (JAP) in a play-off to win the 2019 AMOTA after both players recorded 72 hole scores of 282 (-6) around Royal Melbourne’s West Course. Connor MCKINNEY (SCO) Ev 10th and Gaelen TREW (WAL) +1 11th were our leading finishers in the event.  Results (11/01/19)


Chun-An Yu (Photo: AusMotA)

8. South Beach International Amateur
Pierceson COODY (USA) won the South Beach International Amateur in Miami Beach, Florida with a 272 (-11) total. Jake BURNAGE (ENG) was our leading performer, finishing 3rd on 275 (-8). There were 19 GB&I players in the field but just five made the 36 hole cut. Jake BOLTON (ENG) (+1) finished tied 21st, Joe PAGDIN (+3) tied 26th and Max MARTIN and Ben JONES (+10) tied 62nd.  Results (22/12/18)

9. Men’s Home Internationals
ENGLAND beat IRELAND on the final day to win the Raymond Trophy. SCOTLAND were third and WALES fourth. David HAGUE (ENG) and Tiarnan MCLARNON (IRE) both finished the tournament with 100% records, winning all 6 of their games. Tom PLUMB (ENG) was also unbeaten, winning four of his games and halving two of his foursomes.  Results (14/09/18)


England Team (Photo: Wales Golf)

10. Men’s World Amateur Team Championship
DENMARK won the Men’s World Amateur Team Championship at Carton House in Ireland with a record 541 (-39) team score. The UNITED STATES finished 2nd on 542 (-38) and SPAIN third two shots further back. ENGLAND (-31) finished 8th, IRELAND (-27) tied 10th, SCOTLAND (-26) tied 12th and WALES (-20) tied 18th.  Results (08/09/18)

Spain’s Alejandro DEL RAY was the low individual with a superb -23 final score, beating Japan’s Takumi KANAYA by 1-shot. Robin DAWSON and Gian-Marco PETROZZI (-14) both finished tied 13th to share low GB&I honours.  Results (08/09/18) 


Denmark With The Eisenhower Trophy (Photo: International Golf Federation)



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.



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Mark Eley.

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