Amateur Champ – MP

Until 1982 the Amateur Championship was decided entirely by match play over 18 holes, except for the final which, from 1896, was played over 36 holes.

In 1956 and 1957 the Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals were also played over 36 holes. In 1958 this was reduced to just the Semi-Finals before returning to the Final only thereafter.

In 1966 the Final at Carnoustie was reduced to 18 holes due to a sea haas making play impossible until the afternoon.

Since 1983 the Championship has started with two stroke play rounds of 18 holes each, played on two different courses. The 64 players and ties with the lowest 36 hole scores qualify for the match play stage.

In the table below the figure in brackets beneath each year is the Championship’s starting field size.

Year  Champion Result Runner-Up Venue(s)
2019   (288) James Sugrue
Ireland
3&2 Euan Walker
Scotland
Portmarnock
The Island
2018   (288) Jovan Rebula
South Africa
3&2 Robin Dawson
Ireland
Royal Aberdeen
Murcar Links
2017   (288) Harry Ellis
Meon Valley
38th Dylan Perry
Australia
Royal St George’s
Prince’s
2016   (288) Scott Gregory
Corhampton
2&1 Robert MacIntyre
Glencruitten
Royal Porthcawl
Pyle & Kenfig
2015   (288) Romain Langasque
France
4&2 Grant Forrest
Craigielaw
Carnoustie
Panmure
2014   (288) Bradley Neil
Blairgowrie
2&1 Zander Lombard
South Africa
Royal Portrush
Portstewart
2013   (288) Garrick Porteous
Bamburgh Castle
6&5 Toni Hakula
Finland
Royal Cinque Ports Prince’s
2012   (288) Alan Dunbar
Rathmore
1 hole Matthias Schwab
Austria
Royal Troon
Glasgow (Gailes)
2011   (288) Bryden Macpherson
Australia
3&2 Michael Stewart
Troon Welbeck
Hillside
Hesketh
2010   (288) Jin Jeong
South Korea
5&4 James Byrne
Banchory
Muirfield
North Berwick
2009   (288) Matteo Manassero
Italy
4&3 Sam Hutsby
Liphook
Formby
West Lancashire
2008   (288) Reinier Saxton
Netherlands
3&2 Tommy Fleetwood
Formby
Turnberry Ailsa
& Kintyre
2007   (288) Drew Weaver
USA
2&1 Tim Stewart
Australia
Royal Lytham
St Annes Old
2006   (288) Julien Guerrier
France
4&3 Adam Gee
Leatherhead
Royal St George’s
Prince’s
2005   (288) Brian McElhinney
North West
5&4 John Gallagher
Swanston
Royal Birkdale
S & A
2004   (288) Stuart Wilson
Forfar
4&3 Lee Corfield
Burnham&Berrow
St Andrews Old
& Jubilee
2003   (288) Gary Wolstenholme
Kilworth Springs
6&5 Raphael De Sousa
Switzerland
Royal Troon
Irvine
2002   (288) Alejandro Larrazabal
Spain
1 hole Martin Sell
Wrag Barn
Royal Porthcawl
Pyle & Kenfig
2001   (288) Michael Hoey
Shandon Park
1 hole Ian Campbell
Marlborough
Prestwick
Kilmarnock
2000   (288) Mikko Ilonen
Finland
2&1 Christian Reimbold
Germany
Royal Liverpool
Wallasey
1999   (288) Graeme Storm
Wynyard
7&6 Aran Wainwright
Garforth
R. County Down
Kilkeel
1998   (288) Sergio Garcia
Spain
7&6 Craig Williams
Creigiau
Muirfield
Gullane No.1
1997   (288) Craig Watson
East Renfrewshire
3&2 Trevor Immelman
South Africa
Royal St George’s
R. Cinque Ports
1996   (288) Warren Bladon
Kenilworth
1 hole Roger Beames
Wick
Turnberry Ailsa
Turnberry Arran
1995   (288) Gordon Sherry
Kilmarnock Barassie
7&6 Michael Reynard
Moseley
Royal Liverpool
Wallasey
1994   (288) Lee James
Broadstone
2&1 Gordon Sherry
Kilmarnock
Nairn
Nairn Dunbar
1993   (288) Iain Pyman
Sand Moor
37th Paul Page
Dartford
Royal Portrush Dunluce & Valley
1992   (281) Stephen Dundas
Haggs Castle
7&6 Bradley Dredge
Bryn Meadows
Carnoustie
Panmure
1991   (263) Gary Wolstenholme
Bristol & Clifton
8&6 Bob May
USA
Ganton
Scarborough NC
1990   (288) Rolf Muntz
Netherlands
7&6 Michael Macara
Maesdu
Muirfield
Luffness New
1989   (285) Stephen Dodd
Brynhill
5&3 Craig Cassells
Murcar
Royal Birkdale
Hillside
1988   (288) Christian Hardin
Sweden
1 hole Ben Fouchee
South Africa
Royal Porthcawl
Pyle & Kenfig
1987   (288) Paul Mayo
Newport
3&1 Peter McEvoy
Copt Heath
Prestwick
P. St Nicholas
1986   (288) David Curry
Prudhoe
11&9 S Geoffrey Birtwell
Fairhaven
Royal Lytham
St Annes Old
1985   (287) Garth McGimpsey
Bangor
8&7 G. Homewood
Ashford Manor
Royal Dornoch
Golspie
1984   (291) Jose Maria Olazabal
Spain
5&4 Colin Montgomerie
Ilkley
Formby
S & A
1983   (288) Philip Parkin
Newtown
5&4 Jim Holtgrieve
USA
Turnberry
1982   (245) Martin S Thompson
Middlesbrough
4&3 A K Stubbs
Leek
Royal Cinque Ports
1981   (256) Philippe Ploujoux
France
4&2 Joel Hirsch
USA
St Andrews
1980   (250) Duncan Evans
Leek
4&3 David Suddards
South Africa
Royal Porthcawl
1979   (256) Jay Sigel
USA
3&2 Scott Hoch
USA
Hillside
1978   (256) Peter McEvoy
Copt Heath
4&3 Paul McKellar
East Renfrewshire
Royal Troon
1977   (233) Peter McEvoy
Copt Heath
5&4 Hugh M Campbell
Falkirk Tryst
Ganton
1976   (256) Dick Siderowf
USA
37th John C Davies
Royal Mid-Surrey
St Andrews
1975   (205) Vinny Giles III
USA
8&7 Mark James
Burghley Park
Royal Liverpool
1974   (254) T W B Homer
Walsall
2 holes Jimmy Gabrielsen
USA
Muirfield
1973   (222) Dick Siderowf
USA
5&3 P H Moody
Notts
Royal Porthcawl
1972   (251) T W B Homer
Walsall
4&3 Alan Thirlwell
Gosforth
Royal St George’s
1971   (254) Steve Melnyk
USA
3&2 Jim Simons
USA
Carnoustie
1970   (256) Michael Bonallack
Thorpe Hall
8&7 Bill Hyndman III
USA
Royal County Down
1969   (245) Michael Bonallack
Thorpe Hall
3&2 Bill Hyndman III
USA
Royal Liverpool
1968   (249) Michael Bonallack
Thorpe Hall
7&6 Joe Carr
Sutton
Troon
1967   (237) Bob Dickson
USA
2&1 Ron Cerrudo
USA
Formby
1966   (206) Bobby Cole
South Africa
3&2 Ronnie Shade
Duddingston
Carnoustie
1965   (176) Michael Bonallack
Thorpe Hall
2&1 Clive A Clark
Ganton
Royal Porthcawl
1964   (210) Gordon J Clark
Whitley Bay
39th Michael Lunt
Moseley
Ganton
1963   (255) Michael Lunt
Moseley
2&1 John G Blackwell
Royal & Ancient
St Andrews
1962   (256) Richard D Davies
USA
1 hole John K D Povall
Whitchurch
Royal Liverpool
1961   (215) Michael Bonallack
Thorpe Hall
6&4 James Walker
Irvine
Turnberry
1960   (183) Joe Carr
Sutton
8&7 Bob Cochran
USA
Royal Portrush
1959   (200) Deane Beman
USA
3&2 Bill Hyndman III
USA
Royal St George’s
1958   (200)   Joe Carr
Sutton
3&2 Alan Thirlwell
Gosforth
St Andrews
1957   (198) Robert Reid Jack
Dullatur
2&1 Harold B Ridgley
Sandy Lodge
Formby
1956   (200) John Beharrell
Little Aston
5&4 Leslie G Taylor
Ranfurly Castle
Troon
1955   (248) Joe Conrad
USA
3&2 Alan Slater
Wakefield
Royal Lytham & St Annes
1954   (305) D W Bachli
Australia
2&1 Bill Campbell
USA
Muirfield
1953   (258) Joe Carr
Sutton
2 holes Harvie Ward
USA
Royal Liverpool
1952   (283) Harvie Ward
USA
7&5 Frank Stranahan
USA
Prestwick
1951   (195) Dick Chapman
USA
5&4 Charlie Coe
USA
Royal Porthcawl
1950   (322) Frank Stranahan
USA
8&6 Dick Chapman
USA
St Andrews
1949   (202) Max McCready
Sunningdale
2&1 William Turnesa
USA
Portmarnock
1948   (168) Frank Stranahan
USA
5&4 Charlie Stowe
Penn
Royal St George’s
1947   (216) William Turnesa
USA
3&2 Dick Chapman
USA
Carnoustie
1946   (263) Jimmy Bruen Jr
Cork
4&3 Robert Sweeny Jr
Royal & Ancient
Birkdale
1940-1945 World War II
1939   (167) Alex Kyle
Sandmoor
2&1 Tony Duncan
Southerndown
Royal Liverpool
1938   (237) Charlie Yates
USA
3&2 Cecil Ewing
County Sligo
Troon
1937   (223) Robert Sweeny Jr
Royal & Ancient
3&2 Lionel Munn
Royal St George’s
Royal St George’s
1936   (268) Hector Thomson
Williamwood
2 holes J Ferrier
Australia
St Andrews
1935   (232) Lawson Little
USA
1 hole Dr W Tweddell Stourbridge Royal Lytham & St Annes
1934   (225) Lawson Little
USA
14&13 James Wallace
Troon Portland)
Prestwick
1933   (267) Hon Michael Scott
Royal St George’s
4&3 T A Bourn
Sunningdale
Royal Liverpool
1932   (235) John De Forest
Addington
3&1 Eric Fiddian
Stourbridge
Muirfield
1931   (171) Eric Martin Smith
Royal St George’s
1 hole John De Forest
Addington
Westward Ho!
1930   (272) Bobby Jones
USA
7&6 Roger Wethered
Royal & Ancient
St Andrews
1929   (253) Cyril Tolley
Rye
4&3 John Nelson Smith
Earlsferry Thistle
Royal St George’s
1928   (128) Philip Perkins
Castle Bromwich
5&4 Roger Wethered
Worplesdon
Prestwick
1927   (197) Dr William Tweddell
Stourbridge
7&6 D E Landale
Royal Liverpool
Royal Liverpool
1926   (207) Jesse Sweetser
USA
6&5 Alexander Simpson
Lothianburn
Muirfield
1925   (151) Robert Harris
Royal & Ancient
13&12 Kenneth Fradgley
Warren
Royal North Devon
1924   (201) Ernest Holderness
Walton Heath
3&2 Edward Storey
Cambridge Uni.
St Andrews
1923   (209) Roger Wethered
Worplesdon
7&6 Robert Harris
Royal & Ancient
Royal Cinque Ports
1922   (252) Ernest Holderness
Walton Heath
1 hole John Caven
Cochrane Castle
Prestwick
1921   (223) W I Hunter
Walmer & Kingsdown
12&11 Allan J Graham
Royal Liverpool
Royal Liverpool
1920   (165) Cyril Tolley
Rye
37th Robert A Gardner
USA
Muirfield
1915-1919 World War I
1914   (232) Laurence Jenkins
Troon
3&2 Charles Hezlet
(Royal Portrush)
Royal St. George’s
1913   (198) Harold Hilton
Royal Liverpool
6&5 Robert Harris
(Acton)
St. Andrews
1912   (134) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
38th Abe Mitchell Royal North Devon
1911   (146) Harold Hilton
Royal Liverpool
4&3 E A Lassen
Lytham & St Annes
Prestwick
1910   (160) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
10&9 Colin Aylmer
Sidmouth
Royal Liverpool
1909   (170) Robert Maxwell
Tantallon
1 hole Cecil Hutchison
Muirfield
Muirfield
1908   (197) E A Lassen
Lytham & St Annes
7&6 Herbert Taylor
Richmond
Royal St George’s
1907   (200) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
6&4 Charles A Palmer
Royal & Ancient
St Andrews
1906   (166) James Robb
Prestwick St Nicholas
4&3 C C Lingen
Sunningdale
Royal Liverpool
1905   (148) A Gordon Barry
St Andrews University
3&2 Hon Osmund Scott
Royal North Devon
Prestwick
1904   (104) Walter Travis
USA
4&3 Edward Blackwell
Royal & Ancient
Royal St George’s
1903   (142) Robert Maxwell
Tantallon
7&5 Horace Hutchinson
Royal North Devon
Muirfield
1902   (104) Charles Hutchings
Royal Liverpool
1 hole Sidney Fry
Mid-Surrey
Royal Liverpool
1901   (116) Harold Hilton
Royal Liverpool
1 hole John Low
Royal & Ancient
St Andrews
1900   (68) Harold Hilton
Royal Liverpool
9&7 James Robb
St Andrews New
St George’s
1899   (102) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
37th Freddie Tait
Black Watch
Prestwick
1898   (77) Freddie Tait
Black Watch
7&5 S Mure Fergusson
Royal & Ancient
Royal Liverpool
1897   (74) A J T Allan
Edinburgh
4&2 James Robb
St Andrews New
Muirfield
1896   (64) Freddie Tait
Black Watch
8&7 Harold Hilton
Royal Liverpool
St George’s
1895   (68) Leslie BalfourMelville
Royal Liverpool
37th John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
St Andrews
1894   (64) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
1 hole S Mure Fergusson
Royal & Ancient
Royal Liverpool
1893   (44) Peter Anderson
St Andrews University
1 hole John E Laidlay
Muirfield
Prestwick
1892   (45) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
3&1 Harold Hilton
Royal Liverpool
St George’s
1891   (50) John E Laidlay
Muifield
37th Harold Hilton
Royal Liverpool
St Andrews
1890   (44) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
4&3 John E Laidlay
Muirfield
Royal Liverpool
1889   (40) John E Laidlay
Muifield
2&1 Leslie M Balfour
Royal & Ancient
St Andrews
1888   (36) John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
5&4 John E Laidlay
Muirfield
Prestwick
1887   (33) Horace Hutchinson
Westward Ho!
1 hole John Ball Jr
Royal Liverpool
Royal Liverpool
1886   (42) Horace Hutchinson
Royal & Ancient
7&6 Henry Lamb
Royal Wimbledon
St Andrews
1885   (44) A F Macfie
Royal & Ancient
7&6 Horace Hutchinson
Royal & Ancient
Royal Liverpool

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