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The St. Andrews Trophy – 2018 Preview, Reports & Scores (16/07/18)
European Men’s Amateur Team Championship – 2018 Preview, Reports & Results (14/07/18)
June 2018 Men’s Amateur Rankings (05/07/18)


1. The Open Championship
Scotland’s Sam LOCKE shot rounds of 72, 73, 70 and 78 for a 293 (+9) at the 147th Open Championship played at Carnoustie Golf Links. As the only amateur to make the cut and therefore to complete all 72 holes he secured the low amateur Silver Medal Prize. The Silver Medal was introduced to The Open in 1949 and has been previously contested five times at Carnoustie. The former winners at this venue were Frank Stranahan (1953), Sir Michael Bonallack (1968) and Rory McIlroy (2007). No amateurs made the cut in 1975 and 1999.  Results (22/07/18)


Sam Locke (Photo: Golf Monthly)

2. The Cheshire Cat
Cheshire’s Lewis GEORGE, who is currently studying at the University of Central Arkansas in the U.S., won the 72 hole Cheshire Cat competition with a 276 total (69 69 72 66 / -10). After bogeying his last hole William DODDS fell into a tie with George but ended up finishing 2nd on count back (67 70 67 72 / -10).  Unusually neither of them won the two constituent parts of The Cat. Sam TURNER 68 68 (-6) won the Stockport Salver on Day 1 whilst Jacob OAKLEY 68 67 (-9) won the Wilmslow Crow on Day 2.  Results (20/07/18)


Lewis George (Photo: The Cheshire Cat / The Wilmslow G.C.)

3. McGregor Trophy Under 16 Boys’
Conor GOUGH shot a 68 (-4), including eight birdies, in the final round to secure the English Boys’ Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship title at Kedleston Park G.C. Gough birdied the 420 yard 18th holing a long putt to post a 281 (-7) total. Having also won the Boys’ Fairhaven Trophy back in May he continues to be one of England’s best propsects. Yorkshire’s Ben SCHMIDT bogeyed the last hole to finish on -6, one shot back. Jacob MCCABE from Ireland produced a best of the week 66 in Round 4 to climb into a tie for 3rd with Italy’s Lucas FALLOTICO.  Results (19/07/18)


Conor Gough (Photo: Leaderboard Photography / England Golf)

4. Tillman Trophy
Owen BENSON started and more importantly finished the Tillman Trophy well at Moor Park G.C.  Rounds of 66, 72, 74 and 66 enabled him to catch David LANGLEY on 278 (-10) on the final afternoon. The man from Redbourn G.C. then birdied the first play-off hole to secure the win. It was hard on Langley who had won the South East Counties Qualifier Individual prize the previous weekend and clearly had continued his good form into the Tillman. Rounds of 69, 70, 71 and a final round of 68 show he did little wrong over the two days.  Results (19/07/18)    


Owen Benson With The Tillman Trophy (Photo: Owen Benson)

5. European Men’s Amateur Championship
Finland beat England 5-2 to win the Championship in Germany. Scotland were 8th and Ireland 10th. Wales finished 3rd in Division 2 to give themselves a chance of promotion for the 2019 competition.  Results (14/07/18)


Team Finland (Photo: Suomen Golfliitto / @golfliitto)

6. Open Championship Final Qualifying
Rounds of 69 and 66 helped Sam LOCKE (SCO) to medalist honours on 135 (-7) at The Renaissance Qualifier and a place in The 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie. David HAGUE ENG (T6), Alex FITZPATRICK ENG (T6) and Jake BURNAGE ENG (T9) at Hollinwell, Ryan LUMSDEN SCO (T4) at Prince’s, Joshua MCMAHON ENG (T8) and Ben HUTCHINSON ENG (T8) at St. Annes Old Links and Eugenio LOPEZ-CHACARRA COTO ESP (T5) at The Renaissance all came close to joining Sam but ultimately just missed out.  Results (03/07/18)


(l-r) Thomas Curtis, Sam Locke and Grant Forrest (Photo: @Renaissancegc)

7. The European Amateur Championship
Nicolai HOJGAARD (DEN) won the 2018 European Amateur Championship at Royal Hague today. His 281 (-7) total was good enough for a 1 shot win and an exemption to the 2018 Open Championship to be played at Carnoustie Golf Links in three weeks time. Victor HOVLAND (NOR), Robin DAWSON (IRE), Jerry JI (NED) and Mitch WAITE (ENG) all finished tied 2nd on 282 (-6), albeit Dawson and Ji were awarded the silver and bronze medals after a 36 / 18 hole count back. Dawson’s compatriots Conor PURCELL (6th) and Rowan LESTER (T7) also finished the Championship well.  Results (30/06/18)

img_9392Robin Dawson (Silver), Nicolai Hojgaard (Gold) and Jerry Ji (Bronze)
(Photo: European Golf Association / Ronald Speijer)

8. The Berkshire Trophy
George Gardner (ENG) shot a final round 65 to pull level with Matt Roberts (WAL) on 278 (-9). As is the Berkshire way the Trophy was shared by the two players. Liam Burns (ENG) and George Saunders (ENG) were tied 3rd on -7. David Langley (ENG) won the Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate performance in the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies. Results (24/06/18)


Matt Roberts and George Gardner (Photo: George Gardner)

9. The 123rd Amateur Championship
Jovan Rebula (RSA) is the 2018 Amateur champion, becoming the first South African winner since Bobby Cole in 1966. He beat Robin Dawson (IRE) 3&2 in today’s 36 hole Final at Royal Aberdeen G.C. Rebula, the 20 year old nephew of Ernie Els, can now look forward to playing in the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie Links, the 2019 Masters at Augusta National and the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play – Results (23/06/18)


Jovan Rebula (Photo: The R&A / Mark Runnacles / Getty Images)

10. The St. Andrews Links Trophy
John Murphy (IRE) beat Jannik De Bruyn (GER) on the first play-off hole to win the St. Andrews Links Trophy. Jake Burnage (ENG) and Haydn Barron (AUS) were tied 3rd on -8, just one shot back of the leading pair. Jake’s compatriots Laird Shepherd (-7) finished tied 5th and Gian-Marco Petrozzi (-6) tied 8th.  Results (10/06/18)


John Murphy (Photo: St. Andrews Links Trophy / Kenny Smith 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 7,750 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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