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The Amateur Championship – 2021 Preview & Results (19/06/21)
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The St. Andrews Links Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (06/06/21)


1. 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)

2. 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)

3. Welsh Men’s Amateur Championship
Tom MATTHEWS (WAL) beat David PHILLIPS (WAL) by 3&1 in the 36 hole Final of the Welsh Men’s Amateur Championship at Pyle & Kenfig G.C. SP Results (24-25/07/31)

Luke HARRIES (WAL) earned medalist honours in the Stroke Play Qualifying with rounds of 73 and 66 (-3) beating James ASHFIELD (WAL) 76 and 64 (-2) by 1-shot. With 32 players progressing to the Match Play Stage Harries would lose in Round 2 and Ashfield in the Semi-Finals to the eventual champion.  MP Results (26-28/07/31)


Tom Matthews (Photo: Wales Golf)

4. English Boys’ U18 Open Amateur SP Championship (Carris Trophy)
Harley SMITH (ENG) won the Carris Trophy with a 271 (-8) total. Having won the U16 McGregor Trophy last week Smith became only the second player after Justin Rose in 1995 to complete the English Boys’ Open Stroke Play double. Callum SCOTT (SCO) -5 finished 2nd, Riccardo FANTINELLI (ITA) -5 3rd, Matthew DODD-BERRY (ENG) -3 4th and Daniel BULLEN (SCO) -3 5th after 72 holes at Bristol & Clifton G.C.  Results (20-23/07/21)


Harley Smith (Photo: England Golf / Leaderboard Photography)

5. Walton Heath Trophy (ENG)
Rhys NEVIN (ENG) won the Walton Heath Trophy with a record breaking 270 (-18) total. He won by 6 shots after consistent rounds of 67, 68, 69 and 66 on the Old and New Courses. Joe SULLIVAN (ENG) -12 finished 2nd, Dan BRADBURY (ENG) -11 3rd, Stu EASTON (SCO) -10 4th and Olly HUGGINS (ENG) -7 5th.  Results (20-22/07/21)


Rhys Nevin (Photo: Walton Heath Trophy)

6. The Berkshire Trophy (ENG)
Zach CHEGWIDDEN (ENG) shot rounds of 70, 65, 66 and 69 to win The Berkshire Trophy with a 270 (-17) total. Matt GAUNTLETT (ENG) -16 pushed Zach all the way after a final round of 64. Tom STAGG (ENG) -13 finished 3rd whilst Ben QUICK (ENG), Aled GREVILLE (WAL) and Ben LOVEARD (ENG) -12 all finished tied 4th.  Results (19-20/06/21)


Zach Chegwidden (Photo: Chegwidden Family)

7. The 126th Amateur Championship (SCO)
Laird SHEPHERD (ENG) beat Monty SCOWSILL (ENG) on the 38th Hole of the Championship Match at The Nairn G.C. Shepherd had been 8Down after 17 holes and 4Down with 4 holes to play before mounting a memorable comeback. Shepherd had beaten JACK DYER (ENG) and Scowsill James ASHFIELD (WAL) in the Semi-Finals.  MP Results (16-19/06/21)

Matthew Clark (SCO) secured medalist honours on 134 (-8) after rounds of 72 and a course record 62. Jack DYER (ENG) -7 finished 2nd, Gregor TAIT (SCO) and Luke O’Neill (IRL) -4 3rd and 4th respectively.  SP Results (14-15/06/21)


Laird Shepherd (Photo: The Nairn G.C.)

8. St Andrews Links Trophy
Jack COPE (ENG) won the Links Trophy after coming through a sudden death play-off on the Old Course’s 1st and 18th holes against Robin WILLIAMS (ENG) and George BURNS (SCO). Burns was eliminated on the first extra hole with Cope finally prevailing on the fourth; a tap in birdie, having driven the 18th green for the second time, was good enough for the win. All three players finished on 280 (-8). Ruben LINDSAY (SCO), Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG), Callan BARROW (ENG), Rory FRANSSEN (SCO), Josh HILL (ENG) and Charlie THORNTON (ENG) came in one shot further back on 281 (-7).  Results 04-06/06/21

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Jack Cope (Photo: Cope Family)

9. Scottish Men’s Open Championship
Callan BARROW (ENG) won the Scottish Men’s Open Championship at Southerness GC with a 261 (-15) total. Compatriot James WILSON (ENG) finished 3-shots back on -12 in 2nd, Stuart EASTON (SCO) -7 was 3rd and Lewis IRVINE (SCO) and Haider HUSSAIN (ENG) -6 4th. Results (28-30/05/21)


Callan Barrow (Photo: Scottish Golf)

10. South African Amateur Championship
Christiaan MAAS (RSA) beat Jack DYER (ENG) 3&2 in the Final of the South African Amateur Championship at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington G.C. The 17 year old from Pretoria recorded 13 birdies in the 34 holes played, holing a number of lengthy putts.  MP Results (16-19/02/21)


Christiaan Maas (Photo: Ernest Blignault / Golf RSA)

Jack DYER had earlier won the Proudfoot Trophy awarded to the medalist in the South African Amateur’s Stroke Play Qualifying. Dyer shot rounds of 67 and 66 (-11) to beat Casey JARVIS (RSA) to the title by 2-shots. The only other GB&I player in this year’s field, Zachary Chegwidden (ENG) -3, finished in tied 14th.  SP Qualifying Results (14-15/02/21)


Jack Dyer (Photo: Ernest Blignault / Golf RSA)



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 10,600 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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