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The Amateur Championship – 2021 Preview & Results (19/06/21)
Jake Bolton – 20 Questions (10/06/21)
The St. Andrews Links Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (06/06/21)
NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship – 2021 Preview & Results (02/06/21)
Scottish Men’s Open Championship – 2021 Preview & Results (30/05/21)
NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals – 2021 Preview & Results (19/05/21)


1. 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)

2. The 126th Amateur Championship
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.)

3. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. Jones Cup Invitational (USA)
Ludvig ABERG (SWE) birdied his final hole to win the Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest G.C. in Georgia. His 214 (-2) total was one shot better than Cole HAMMER (USA), defending champion Davis THOMPSON (USA) and Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG). Thirteen GB&I players were in the field with John MURPHY (IRL) +1 finishing tied 6th, Ben SCHMIDT (ENG) +3 tied 11th, Barclay BROWN (ENG) +6 21st and Angus FLANAGAN (ENG) and Matty LAMB (ENG) both +7 tied 22nd.  Results (5-7/02/21)


Ludvig Aberg (Photo: Jones Cup Invitational)

7. South Beach International Amateur (USA)
Cole HAMMER (USA) won the South Beach International Amateur in Miami Beach by 5-shots with a 267 (-16) total. Pierre VIALLANEIX (FRA) -11 finished second with Kelly CHINN (USA) and Zach TAYLOR (USA) -9 tieing for third place. Archie DAVIES (WAL) -4 was the highest placed GB&I player in tied 15th. Dan BRADBURY (ENG) Ev finished 41st, Enrique DIMAYUGA (ENG) +3 tied 57th and Joe PAGDIN (ENG) +5 tied 64th.  Results (19-22/12/20)


Cole Hammer (Photo: southbeachinternationalamateur.com)

8. AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship
Hugh FOLEY (IRL) (210 / -6) won the 54 hole stroke play title by 10 shots on Rosapenna’s Sandy Hills Links course. Patrick KEELING (IRL) and Marc BOUCHER (IRL) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively, both players finishing on 220 / +4.  Results (9-11/10/20)


Hugh Foley (Photo: GUI / Pat Cashman Photography)

9. North of England Amateur Championship
In form Matty LAMB (ENG) won the North of England title at Alwoodley GC with a 281 -3 total. Four over par after two of his 72 holes Lamb showed commendable spirit to fight back in his opening round. Having taken the lead after round 2 he saw out the Championship relatively comfortably. Charlie THORNTON (ENG) Ev finished 2nd and Callum BRUCE (ENG) and Louis SANDERS (ENG) +1 3rd and 4th respectively.  Results (29/9-1/10/20)


Matty Lamb (Photo: Northern Counties Golf Union)

10. The European Amateur Championship
Matthias SCHMID (GER) retained his European Amateur Championship title at G. & C.C. Zurich in Switzerland with a 273 (-11) total. Nick BACHEM (GER) -8 finished 2nd and Haider HUSSAIN (ENG) -6 3rd.  Results (22-25/09/20)


Nick Bachem, Matthias Schmid and Haider Hussain (Photo: swissgolf.ch)



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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