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NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals – 2021 Preview & Results (05/05/21)
Walker Cup Update – Jack Dyer Replaces Sandy Scott In The GB&I Walker Cup Team (14/04/21)
The Masters – Amateur Records (Updated 11/04/21)
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March 2021 Men’s Amateur Rankings (02/04/21)
Walker Cup Update – The R&A Announce The 2021 GB&I Walker Cup Team (30/03/21)


1. 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)

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. The Amateur Championship
Joe LONG (ENG) won the 2020 Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale G.C. He beat Joe HARVEY (ENG) by 4&3 in the 36 hole Final. Harvey beat Mark POWER (IRL) and Long overcame Jake BOLTON (ENG) in the Semi-Finals.
MP Results (27-30/08/20)


Joe Long (Photo: Richard Heathcote / The R&A / R&A via Getty Images)

Ruben LINDSAY (SCO) won the Stroke Play Qualifying competition with a 67 (-4). Play was reduced to 18 holes after heavy rain and strong winds ruined Day 1. Only 5 of the 120 players broke par with Mason ESSAM (ENG) finishing 2nd on -3, Sam BROADHURST (ENG) and Ben SCHMIDT (ENG) -2 tied 3rd and Jack DYER (ENG) -1 5th.
SPQ Results (25-26/08/20)

8. The Brabazon Trophy
David RAVETTO (FRA) won the 74th English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy at Sherwood Forest G.C. He beat Christoffer BRING (DEN) and Mark POWER (IRL) in a sudden death play-off after all three finished on -10. Power had earlier produced a stunning best of the day final round 66 (-5) in strong winds. Barclay BROWN (ENG) and Jack DYER (ENG) -8 finished tied for 4th with compatriots Enrique DIMAYUGA and Sam BAIRSTOW one shot further back in tied 6th. Tom MCKIBBIN (IRL) -6 finished 8th, Joe LONG -5 9th and Jack COPE and Josh BRISTOW (ENG) -4 tied 10th.  Results (18-21/08/20)


David Ravetto (Photo: Leaderboard Photography / FFGolf)

9. U.S. Amateur Championship 
Tyler STRAFACI (USA) is the 120th U.S. Amateur champion. He beat Charles ‘Ollie’ OSBORNE (USA) in a high quality Final by 1 Hole.

2020 U.S. Amateur

Tyler Strafaci With The Havemayer Trophy (Photo: Steve Gibbons / USGA)

Sandy SCOTT (SCO) was the most successful GB&I player. He lost his Round of 32 match to Davis CHATFIELD (USA) by 2&1. Scott beat Brayden GARRISON (USA) by 3&2 in the Round of 64. Two other players made the match play stage – Angus FLANAGAN (ENG) lost 2&1 to McClure MEISNNER (USA) and John GOUGH (ENG) on the 19th hole to Segundo OLIVA PINTO (ARG) in the Round of 64.

Wilson FURR (USA) 132 -11 secured medalist honours after posting rounds of 70 (Dunes) and 62 CR (Trails) at Bandon Dunes G.C. Just three of the eleven GB&I players made it through to the match play stage of the Championship. John GOUGH (ENG) -2 finished 25th, Sandy SCOTT (SCO) Ev 42nd and Angus FLANAGAN (ENG) 57th.

SP and MP Results (10-16/08/20)


Wilson Furr (Photo: Steve Gibbons / USGA)

10. English Amateur Championship
Jack COPE won the English Men’s Close Amateur Championship beating Callan BARROW 4&3 in the 36 hole Final.  MP Results (30-02/08/20)


Jack Cope (Photo: Leaderboard Photography / England Golf)

Joe LONG recorded rounds of 70 (H) and 66 (B) to earn medalist honours with a 136 (-9) total at Woodhall Spa G.C. Jack COPE, 69 (B) and 70 (H), finished 2nd in this stroke play qualifying competition. Jamie WOOD, Jack DYER, Arron EDWARDS-HILL and Sam BAIRSTOW (-4) were in the finishing group behind them.  SP Results (28-29/07/20)



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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