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


January 2020 Men’s WAGR Power Method Release (13/01/20)
December 2019 Men’s Amateur Rankings (06/01/20)
Some Reflections On The 2019 GB&I Men’s Amateur Golf Year (31/12/19)
South Beach International Amateur – 2019 Preview & Results (22/12/19)
Stuart Wilson Appointed GB&I Walker Cup Captain For 2021 (19/12/19)
The 2020 GB&I Men’s National Squads (30/11/19)


1. Men’s Australian Amateur Championship
Jed MORGAN (AUS) beat Tom MCKIBBIN (IRL) 5&3 in the 36 hole Final of the Australian Amateur at Royal Queensland G.C. – Morgan’s home course. Morgan had earlier beaten Charlie STRICKLAND (ENG) in the Semi-Finals whilst McKibbin had overcome Ben JONES (ENG).  Men’s MP Results (16-19/01/20)

England’s Charlotte Heath won the Women’s championship beating Ida Indira Melati Putri (IDN) in the Final. Compatriot Emily Toy earned medalist honours in the stroke play qualifying before losing to Melati Putri in Round 1.

Medalist honours went to Andre LAUTEE (AUS) who recorded rounds of 68 and 66 for a 134 (-8) total. Ben JONES (ENG) -5 tied 4th, Matty LAMB (ENG) -4 tied 9th, Tom MCKIBBIN (IRL) and Charlie STRICKLAND (ENG) -3 both tied 16th all progressed from the Stroke Play Qualifying. Callan BARROW (ENG) +2 finished tied 60th and came through a 7-for-5 play off to join them early on Day 3.  Men’s SPQ Results (14-15/01/20)


Charlotte Heath and Jed Morgan (Photo: Golf Australia)

2. South American Open Amateur Championship
Home player Benjamīn SAIZ-WENZ won the South American Amateur in Santiago, Chile. A final round 64, comfortably the best of the week, took him to a 277 (-11) total and a four shot victory. Joesph LONG (ENG) -1 finished tied 8th, Jake BOLTON (ENG) Ev tied 11th, James WILSON (SCO) +2 tied 15th, John MURPHY (IRL) +4 tied 17th and Ben CHAMBERLAIN (WAL) +5 tied 20th.  Results (8-11/01/20)


Ben Saiz-Wenz (Photo: Golf Magazine Media)

3. Men’s Australian Master of The Amateurs 
Sahith THEEGALA (USA) completed a four shot wire-to-wire win at Victoria G.C. with rounds of 66, 68, 69 and 75 (-10). Ben JONES (ENG) -1 finished tied 7th, Ben SCHMIDT (ENG) and Connor MCKINNEY (SCO) Ev tied 9th and Jake HAPGOOD (WAL) +6 26th.  Results (06-09/01/20)


Sahith Theegala and Alyaa Abdulghany (Photo: AMOTA)

4. South Beach International Amateur (USA)
Ben SHIPP (USA) won the 2019 South Beach International Amateur (SBIA) after a play-off with Garett REBAND (USA). Both players finished on -2 after a windy week in Florida. 18 GB&I players started the event with 8 making the top 72 36 hole cut. Jake BOLTON (ENG) finished 4th on Ev, Ben JONES (ENG) 5th on +1, Tom MCKIBBIN (IRL) tied 8th on +4, Barclay BROWN (ENG) tied 18th on +6 and Joe PAGDIN (ENG) tied 25th on +9.  Results (19-22/12/19)


Ben Shipp (Photo: SBIA)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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)



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 9,325 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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