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U.S. Amateur Championship – 2018 Preview, Reports & Results (12-19/08/18)
The Western Amateur Championship – 2018 Preview, Reports & Results (04/08/18)
The St. Andrews Trophy – 2018 Preview, Reports & Results (27/07/18)


1. The U.S. Amateur Championship
Viktor HOVLAND (NOR) beat Devon BLING (USA) 6&5 in the 36-hole Final of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Three of the seven GB&I entrants progressed from the Stroke Play Qualifying; these were Eoin LEONARD (IRE) 145 +2, Harry HALL (ENG) 146 +3 and Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) 146 +3. Whilst Leonard and Hall both lost in the first round of Match Play Fitzpatrick reached the Quarter finals, losing to in form Cole Hammer (USA) 3&2. Holland beat Hammer in the Semi-Finals.  Results (19/08/18)


Viktor Hovland (Photo: USGA)

2. The Welsh Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
James WILSON (SCO) beat Tom SLOMAN (ENG) on the first sudden death play-off hole to secure the Welsh Stroke Play title at Pyle & Kenfig G.C. Both players had finished on 284 (Ev) after 72 holes. Will POOLE (ENG) finished 3rd on 285 (+1).  Results (19/08/18)


James Wilson (Video Photo: Wales Golf)

3. The Boys’ Amateur Championship
15 year old Conor GOUGH (ENG) won the Boys’ Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush G.C. He beat another 15 year old Jose Luis BALLESTER (ESP) 3&1 in the 36 hole Final. Gough beat Jensen HULL (ENG) and Ballester Joe PAGDIN (ENG) in their Semi-Final matches. Robin WILLIAMS (ENG) and Mark POWER (IRE) were co-medalists in the earlier stroke play qualifying. Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play – Results (19/08/18)


Conor Gough (Photo: The R&A / Getty Images)

4. The Boys’ Home Internationals
ENGLAND won the Boys’ Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch G.C. narrowly beating IRELAND 8-7 in their ‘winner takes all game’ on Day 3. I am sure Ireland will be disappointed as the result could very easily have fallen in their favour. Unfortunately they let three of the close singles games drift away from them over the finishing holes, allowing England to retain the title. SCOTLAND were third and WALES fourth.  Results (09/08/18)


England Boys (Photo: Mark Pagdin)

5. The Irish Men’s Amateur Close Championship
Robbie CANNON won the Irish Close at The European Club defeating Eoin LEONARD 2&1 in the 18 hole Final. Rounds of 72 and 67 gave Ronan MULLARNEY medalist honours in the stroke play qualifying at the start of the Championship.
Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play – Results (08/08/18)


Robbie Cannon (Photo: @RobbieCannon)

6. English Men’s Amateur Championship (Close)
Thomas THURLOWAY beat Joe LONG 6&5 in the Final of the English Amateur at Formby Golf Club. Thurloway qualified in tied 34th place on 143 (Ev) but was imperious during the match play stage appearing to be rarely troubled. Sam ROOK and Sam BAIRSTOW won the stroke play qualifying on 138 (-5).
Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play – Results (05/08/18)


Thomas Thurloway (Photo: Leaderboard Photography / England Golf)

7. Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship (Close)
Euan MCINTOSH beat Jamie STEWART 3&2 in the Final of the Scottish Amateur at Blairgowrie Golf Club. Euan bogeyed the 1st but thereafter played beautifully, never letting Jamie gain a foothold. Euan and Jamie both qualified in tied 3rd on 139 (-5) behind medalist Callum BRUCE 137 (-7).
Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play Results (05/08/18)


Euan McIntosh (Photo: Kenny Smith Photography / Scottish Golf)

8. Welsh Men’s Amateur Championship
Tom WILLIAMS beat Kieron HARMAN 2&1 in the 36 hole final of the Welsh Amateur at Machynys Golf Club in Llanelli. Archie DAVIES shot 73 64 (-7) to win the initial stroke play qualifying, beating Williams 68 72 (-4) by 3 shots.
Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play – Results (03/08/18)


Tom Williams (Photo: Welsh Golf)

9. Carris Trophy – England Boys’ U18 Open Amateur SP Championship
Yorkshire’s Barclay BROWN (ENG) birdied the last two holes of his final round to win the Carris Trophy at Fulford Golf Club. His 280 (-8) total was one better than Gregorio DE LEO (ITA).  Results (27/07/18)


Barclay Brown (Photo: Leaderboard Photography / England Golf)

10. The St. Andrews Trophy Match
The Continent of Europe beat Great Britain and Ireland 15.5 – 9.5 in the 32nd St. Andrews Trophy match played this year at Linna Golf in Finland. GB&I entered the final day leading 7 – 5 but were comprehensively outplayed by their opponents who won the Day 2 games 10.5 – 2.5. Matias HONKALA (FIN) was the star man for Europe winning all four of his matches. Matthew JORDAN (ENG) was comfortably GB&I’s best player winning three of his four games.  Results (27/07/18)


The Continent of Europe Team (Photo: European Golf Association)



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 7,800 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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