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The Amateur Championship – 2019 Preview, Reports & Results (20/06/19)
The Open Championship – 2019 Regional Qualifying (18/06/19)
The St Andrews Links Trophy – 2019 Preview, Reports & Results (09/06/19)
The Brabazon Trophy – 2019 Preview, Reports & Results (02/06/19)
NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship – 2019 Preview, Reports & Results (29/05/19)


1. St Andrews Links Trophy (SCO)
Jake BURNAGE (ENG) won the St Andrews Links Trophy with rounds of 69, 64, 66 and 69 for a 268 (-20) total. Matty LAMB (ENG) had to settle for 2nd after leading for much of the Championship; final day rounds of 69 (-3) and 73 (+1) saw him lose the 6 shot lead he had built up over the first 36 holes. Caolan RAFFERTY (IRE) finished 3rd on (-17) with James WILSON (SCO) 67 and Ben HUTCHINSON (ENG) tied 4th on (-13).  Results (7-9/06/19)


Jake Burnage (Photo: Burnage Family)

2. Brabazon Trophy (ENG)
16 year old Ben SCHMIDT (ENG) became the youngest ever winner of the Brabazon Trophy at Alwoodley G.C. after shooting under par rounds of 69, 64, 69 and 69 (271 -13). Harry HALL (ENG), who set a new course record with a Round 3 63, finished 2nd on -8, Euan WALKER (SCO) 3rd on -7 and Ben FIRTH (ENG) -4 4th.  Results (30/05-02/06/19)


Ben Schmidt With His Parents (Photo: Yorkshire Golf / Jonathan Plaxton)

3. French International Men’s Amateur Championship
Charles LARCELET (FRA) finished strongly with a final round 66 to win the French Amateur at Chantilly with a 280 -4 total. Ben JONES (ENG) finished T4 on 285 +1, Tom SLOMAN (ENG) 289 +5 9th, Bailey GILL (ENG) 290 +6 T10 and Billy MCKENZIE 292 +8 T16.  Results (24-26/05/19)


Charles Larcelet (Photo: @ffgolf)

4. Lagonda Trophy
Liam PHIPPS (ENG) shot rounds of 70, 69, 66 and 67 (-8) to pick up the Lagonda Trophy at Gog Magog G.C. in Cambridgeshire. Harrison ARNOLD (ENG) and Danny DANIELS (ENG) finished T2 on -4 with Harvey BYERS (ENG) and Warren BATES (ENG) one shot further back in T4. Irish Amateur Open champion James NEWTON (ENG) completed the two day competition, played on the Old course, in 278 (-2) for a T6 finish.  Results (22-23/05/19)


Liam Phipps (Photo: Liam Phipps)

5. Irish Amateur Open Championship
James NEWTON (ENG) was the surprise if fully deserved winner of the 2019 Irish Amateur Open at County Sligo G.C. Rounds of 66, 66, 69 and 74 saw the Cheshire man finish with a 275 (-9) total. Conor PURCELL (IRE) finished 2nd on -4 with Charlie STRICKLAND (ENG) and Arron EDWARDS-HILL (ENG) one shot further back.  Results (16-19/05/19)


James Newton (Photo: Pat Cashman Photography / @GUIGolf)

6. Lytham Trophy
Josh MCMAHON (ENG) won the 55th Lytham Trophy with a 288 (+8) total. The Wallasey man produced a composed final round 71, which included late birdies on the 16th and spectacularly on the 18th. He came from two shots back in the afternoon to collect the famous amateur title. Gerold Folk (AUT), Jack BROOKS (ENG) and Harry GODDARD (ENG) finished in 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively, all finishing on +9. Germany’s Marc Hammer +10 came 5th with Tom McKIBBIN (N.I.) and Bailey GILL (ENG) +11 6th and 7th after countback.  Results (3-5/05/19)


Josh McMahon (Photo: Golf Bible)

7. Fairhaven Trophies
Callum MACFIE (ENG) and Rosie BELSHAM (ENG) won the U18 Boys’ and Girls’ Fairhaven Trophies at Fairhaven G.C. Macfie shot final day rounds of 70 and 69 to post a 281 (-7) total, overtaking both Tiger Christensen (GER) -5 and Ben SCHMIDT (ENG) -4. Belsham dominated the Girls event from the start. Her 277 -23 total was the lowest ever seen in either competition, beating the Girls best by 11 shots and the Boys by 4. Darcey HARRY (WAL) was 2nd on 297 (-3).  Results (3-5/05/19)


Callum Macfie and Rosie Belsham (Photo: Stephen Burnett)

8. England v. Spain Mixed International
ENGLAND beat SPAIN 13-7 in their 3rd mixed international match at Formby Golf Club to retain the Seve Ballesteros Trophy. Ben JONES, Bailey GILL and Isobel WARDLE were all unbeaten in the three sessions that were played. Saturday afternoon’s Singles were cancelled due to strong winds.  Results (27-28/04/19)


The England Team (Photo: Burnage Family)

9. West of England Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Charlie SALTER (ENG) won the West of England Amateur at Saunton G.C. in North Devon. Rounds of 72, 71 and 69 gave him a 212 -1 total in an event that was reduced to 54 holes after Saturday’s second round was cancelled due to 50mph winds. Joshua BRISTOW (ENG) Ev was 2nd, Luke NORTHWOOD (ENG) +1 3rd (after round 4 countback) and Robert MACGREGOR (ENG) +1 4th.  Results (26-28/04/19)


Charlie Salter (Photo: Saunton Golf Club)

10. Junior Invitational (USA)
Tom MCKIBBIN (N.I.) achieved the biggest win of his short career when he followed up last week’s McEvoy Trophy success by winning the prestigious Junior Invitational at Sage Valley G.C. in South Carolina. In it’s 9th staging McKibbin became the first GB&I junior to don the yellow jacket and only the second European after Marcus Kinhult in 2015. He shot a superb opening round of 64 (-8) and then held on with rounds of 75 (+3) and 71 (-1). At the end of the 54 holes his 210 (-6) total proved good enough by 1-shot. Joe PAGDIN (ENG) finished a very creditable tied fourth on 213 (-3) whilst Conor GOUGH (226 +10) was tied 26th.  Results (25-27/04/19)


Tom McKibbin (Photo: Darren Carroll)



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 8,750 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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