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September 2021 Men’s Amateur Rankings (14/10/21)
R&A Men’s Home Internationals – 2021 Preview & Results (17/09/21)
The Jacques Léglise Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (28/08/21)
The Peter McEvoy Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (26/08/21)
Brabazon Trophy – 2021 Preview & Results (22/08/21)
U.S. Amateur Championship – 2021 Preview & Results (15/08/21)


1. Flogas Irish Men’s Open Amateur Championship
Peter O’KEEFFE (IRL) beat Nicola GERHARDSEN (SUI) in a three hole play-off to win the Irish Men’s Open Amateur after they had both finished the 54 hole event on +4. O’Keeffe was level par for the three holes whilst Gerhardsen could only manage a +1 total. It was O’Keeffe’s second win in this Championship and came just a few weeks after he won the Irish Close Amateur. Hugh FOLEY (IRL) +7 finished 3rd, Harley SMITH (ENG) +9 4th and Allan HILL (IRL) +10 5th at The European Club.  Results (15-17/10/21)


Peter O’Keeffe Shows Off His Two 2021 Irish Amateur Trophies (Photo: Niall O’Shea)

2. North of England Amateur Open Amateur Championship
Jack BROOKS (ENG) won the North of England Amateur at Seaton Carew G.C. with a 285 (+1) total. Two under par rounds of 69 and 70 on a wet and windy final day helped Brooks come through the field to win by 4-shots. Andrew MINNIKIN (ENG) +5 finished 2nd, Jacob KELSO (ENG) +6 was 3rd, James CLARIDGE (ENG) +6 4th and Martin MCCRIRICK (ENG) +6 5th.  Results (28-30/09/21)


Jack Brooks (Photo: Brooks Family)

3. R&A Men’s Home Internationals (ENG)
Ireland won the 2021 Home Internationals at Hankley Common. After a 8.5-6.5 victory over Scotland and a 11-4 win against Wales Ireland fought back well on the final day to secure an all-important 7.5-7.5 half with England to secure the title. Scotland finished 2nd, England 3rd and Wales 4th.  Results (15-17/09/21)


Ireland Team (Photo: Luke Walker / Getty Images / The R&A)

4. The West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship
Hugh FOLEY (IRL) won the West of Ireland Amateur by 5-shots with rounds of 69, 67, 66 and 73 and a 275 (-9) total at The County Sligo G.C. Liam NOLAN (IRL) -4 finished 2nd, Paul COUGHLAN (IRL) -4 3rd, Matt MCCLEAN (IRL) -3 4th and Robbie CANNON (IRL) -2 5th.   Results 4-5/09/21


Hugh Foley (Photo: @woig2022)

5. The South East of England Links Championship
Zach CHEGWIDDEN (ENG) won the SEELC after rounds of 72, 76, 71 and 66 in Kent. Rounds 1, 3 and 4 were played at Royal Cinque Ports G.C. with the 2nd held at neighbouring Royal St. George’s G.C. Zach’s 285 -1 was the only under par total by the field. His final 36 holes of 137 -7 were also good enough to collect the separate Prince of Wales Challenge Cup. Sam POTTER (ENG) +2 finished 2nd, John GOUGH (ENG) +3 3rd, Jack MCPHAIL (ENG) +5 4th and Mason ESSAM (ENG) +5 5th.  Results (2-5/09/21)


Zach Chegwidden (Photo: Royal Cinque Ports GC)

6. The Peter McEvoy Trophy (ENG)
Olivia LEE (ENG) won the McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath G.C. in Solihull with a 273 (-11) total. Lee holed 20 foot putts on the 17th and 18th holes to secure the famous title previously held by Lee Westwood and Justin Rose amongst many others. It was a first time this prestigious U18 Boys’ Championship, being played for the 40th time, had opened its doors to girls. A combination of some very good female players and a slightly soft set up for them meant the event was dominated by three girls. Fellow England Internationals Lottie WOAD (-10) finished 2nd and Davina XANH (-8) 3rd. Zach LITTLE (-7) and Sam EASTERBROOK (-6) finished 4th and 5th respectively and with better opening rounds (73 +2 and 74 +3) both would clearly have been in the mix at the end.  Results (25-26/08/21)


Peter McEvoy and Olivia Lee (Photo: GolfBible)

7. English Men’s Open Amateur SP Championship (Brabazon Trophy)
Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) won the Brabazon Trophy with a 273 (-11) total at Ganton G.C. Bairstow recorded four under par rounds which included 18 birdies and seven bogeys. Zach CHEGWIDDEN (ENG) finished 2nd on -9 after a superb bogey free final round of 64. Mason ESSAM, James HYDES and John GOUGH (-3) all completed the Championship strongly to complete the top 5.  Results (19-22/08/21)


Sam Bairstow (Photo: England Golf / Leaderboard Photography)

8. AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close Championship
Peter O’KEEFFE (IRL) won the Irish Men’s Close at Tullamore G.C. after a play-off with Rob MORAN (IRL) after both players finished on 271 (-9) for the 72 holes. O’Keeffe completed the three play-off holes in +2 whilst Moran could only manage +3. Allan HILL (IRL) and Jack McDONNELL (IRL) were their nearest challengers both finishing on 275 (-5).  Results (13-15/08/21)


Peter O’Keeffe (Photo: Golf Ireland)

9. R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship (ENG)
Jack BIGHAM (ENG) completed a dominating performance at Royal Cinque Ports G.C. by also winning the Match Play Stage of the Boys’ Amateur. He beat Riccardo FANTINELLI (ITA) on the 37th hole of the Final, having birdied the 36th to extend the match. Bigham had earlier beaten Daniel BULLEN (SCO) in the semi-finals whilst Fantinelli had overcome Niall SHIELS DONEGAN (SCO). Shiels Donegan won the Peter Garner Bowl for the leading U17 player in the Championship.  MP Results (12-15/08/21)

Jack BIGHAM (ENG) won the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifying with rounds of 69 and 67. His 136 (-8) total was 3 shots better than Jamie MANN (SCO) and 5 shots better than Calum SCOTT (SCO) and Harley YATES (ENG).  SP Results (10-11/08/21)


Jack Bigham (Photo: The R&A / Leaderboard Photography)

10. Welsh Men’s Open Stroke Play Championship
James Hydes (NZL) won the Welsh Men’s Open Stroke Play Championship with a 278 (-10) total at the Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club. Archie DAVIES (WAL) -8 finished 2nd, Lewis IRVINE (SCO) -6 3rd, Josh GREER (AUS) -5 4th and James WILSON (SCO) -4 5th.  Results (11-13/08/21)


James Hydes (Photo: Wales Golf / James 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 11,000 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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Mark Eley.

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