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

South Beach International Amateur – 2019 Preview & Results (03/12/19)
The 2020 GB&I Men’s National Squads (30/11/19)
Gary Wolstenholme – A Profile (28/11/19)
Rankings – November 2019 WAGR ‘Power Method’ Update (20/11/19)
European Tour Q-School – 2019 Final Stage Preview & Results (Updated 20/11/19)
European Tour Q-School – 2019 Second Stage Preview & Results (Updated 11/11/19)


1. The Men’s Home Internationals
England won the 2019 Home Internationals at Lahinch G.C. in Ireland. Matty LAMB won five of his matches and Ben JONES and Ben SCHMIDT four. Matt CLARK, Colm CAMPBELL and Connor JONES were the leading players for Scotland, Ireland and Wales who finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.   Results 11-13/09/19


The England Team (Photo: Nigel Edwards)

2. Walker Cup
USA won the 47th Walker Cup match at Royal Liverpool G.C. beating GB&I 15.5 – 10.5. GB&I had led 7 – 5 after Day 1 but the USA ran away with the contest on Day 2 after firstly winning the morning Foursomes 2.5 – 1.5 and then handing out an 8 – 2 thrashing in the Singles. John PAK was the star player for USA winning all three of his games. Sandy SCOTT won two and halved one of his four games for GB&I including two singles victories over Andy Ogletree and Brandon Wu.  Results 07-08/09/19


USA Team (Photo: GolfBible)

3. The Jacques Léglise Trophy
Continent of Europe beat Great Britain & Ireland 15.5 – 9.5 to win the 43rd Jacques Léglise Trophy at Aldeburgh G.C. in England.

Daniel DA COSTA RODRIGUES and Bård Bjørnevik SKOGEN were both unbeaten for the Continent of Europe whilst Ben SCHMIDT, Joe PAGDIN and Joshua HILL provided some consolation for GB&I with their positive individual contributions.  Results (30-31/08/19)


Continent of Europe Team (Photo: @EGA_golf)

4. Scottish Men’s Open Championship
Jake BOLTON (ENG) won the Scottish Men’s Open Championship with a 272 (-12) total at The Duke’s Course in St. Andrews. His final round 64 (-7) included birdies on the 16th and 18th holes and gave him a 1-shot victory. Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) finished 2nd on -11, Matthew CLARK (SCO) -8 3rd and Ben HUTCHINSON (ENG) -7 4th.  Results (23-25/08/19)


Jake Bolton (Photo: Mark Bolton)

5. U.S. Amateur Championship
Andy OGLETREE (USA) beat John AUGENSTEIN (USA) 2&1 in the 36 hole final of the U.S. Amateur played on Courses No. 4 and No. 2. Both players were subsequently selected for the U.S. Walker cup team and can look forward to playing exemptions into both The Masters and U.S. Open in 2020.

Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) was the most successful GB&I player. He lost in the Match Play Round of 16 to Cohen TROLIO (USA) 5&4 having already beaten James SUGRUE (IRL) and Jack TRENT (AUS).

Tom SLOMAN (-2) tied 2nd, Thomas FORSTER (ENG) & Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) (both +2) tied 19th, Sandy SCOTT (SCO) & James SUGRUE (ENG) (both +3) tied 28th to all make the Top 64 Match Play cut. Ben JONES (ENG) +5 tied 62nd missed out on Match Play after a sudden death 27-for-3 play-off.

U.S. Amateur Match Play Draws and Scores


Andy Ogletree (Photo: USGA)

6. Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship
Andrew DAVIDSON (SCO) won the rain affected Welsh Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Prestatyn G.C. He birdied his 54th hole in regulation to force a play-off with his compatriot Stephen ROGER which he won on the second sudden death hole. Both players finished on 212 (-4) with England’s William dodd’s coming in 3rd with 216 (Ev).  Results (16-18/08/19)


Andrew Davidson (Photo: http://www.eades.studio)

7. The R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship
France’s Tom GUEANT won the Boys’ Amateur at Saunton G.C. after a thrilling final against Sweden’s Wilmer EDERÖ. Trailing 2 Down with 2 holes to play the Frenchman fortuitously won the par 3 17th with a bogey and then the 18th with a regulation par. Having forced extra holes he proceeded to birdie the 1st to complete a memorable comeback. Gueant beat Barclay BROWN (ENG), the leading GB&I player, in the semi-finals.  Match Play Results (15-18/8/19)

Connor MCKINNEY (SCO) secured medalist honours with a 137 (-5) total. Archie DAVIES (WAL) was tied 2nd on 138 (-4) and Habebul ISLAM (ENG) & Cameron ADAM (SCO) 4th, alongside the champion Gueant on 139 (-3).  Stroke Play Qualifying Results (13-14/08/19)


Tom Gueant (Photo: The R&A / Getty Images)

8. The Boys’ Home Internationals
ENGLAND beat IRELAND on the final day to complete the triple crown and win the 2019 Boys’ Home Internationals which were played at Ashburnham G.C. in west Wales. Max HOPKINS was unbeaten winning five and halving one of his six games. Callum MACFIE and Joe PAGDIN also won five of their six games for the victorious English. Joshua HILL was the star man for 2nd place Ireland winning all six of his games, the only player out of the 44 to achieve this rare feat.  Results (06-08/08/19)


England (Photo: Mark Pagdin)

9. Irish Amateur Championship (Close)
Ronan MULLARNEY beat Rob BRAZILL by 1 hole to win the 18 hole Final of the Irish Amateur Championship at Ballybunion G.C. MP Results (03-04/08/19)

Mullarney enjoyed a superb week also winning the stroke play qualifying with excellent scores of 65 and 68 for a 133 (-9) total. Eoin LEONARD (-3) qualified in 2nd place and Colm CAMPBELL (-2) was 3rd.  SP Qualifying Results (05-07/08/19)


Ronan Mullarney (Photo: Pat Cashman Photography)

10. English Men’s Amateur Championship (Close)
Conor GOUGH beat Callum FARR 3&2 in the 36 hole Final of the English Amateur at Hankley Common today. Gough beat Jake BURNAGE whilst Farr overcame Bradley BAWDEN in the Semi-Finals.  MP Results (01-04/08/19)

Jake BOLTON, with a 68 at Hankley Common and a 67 at North Hants, was the leading qualifier with a 135 (-6) total. Ben FIRTH and Harvey BYERS came second and third, both on -5.  SP Qualifying Results (30-31/07/19)


Conor Gough (Photo: Leaderboard Photography)



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 9,300 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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