Boys Amateur Championship

The Boys Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held annually in the United Kingdom. The competition is organised and run by The R&A.[1]

Boys Amateur Championship
Location United Kingdom
Established1921
Course(s)2019 – Saunton Golf Club
FormatStroke play followed by match play
Month playedAugust
France Tom Gueant

HistoryEdit

The Boys Amateur Championship was first played at Royal Ascot in 1921.[1] In 1921 boys had to be under-16 but this was raised to under-17 in 1922 and to under-18 in 1923, which is the age limit that has been retained since.

The venue for the competition has been played at many golf courses throughout the United Kingdom and has frequented several golf courses on more than one occasion. Notably the first two completion were both played at Royal Ascot [1]

FormatEdit

The currently used format for the Boys Amateur Championship is the format used in 2010 and comprises an initial stroke play stage with all 252 competitors playing two rounds of 18 holes, one on each of the two courses. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties then compete in the match play final stage of the Championship. Each round of the knockout is played over 18 holes with the exception of the final which is played over 36 holes. Boys must be under 18 at the start of the year in which the championship is held.[2]

ResultsEdit

Year Venue Champion Score Runner-up
2019 Saunton   Tom Gueant 37 holes   Wilmer Ederö
2018 Royal Portrush and Portstewart   Conor Gough 3 & 1   José Luis Ballester
2017 Nairn and Nairn Dunbar   Pedro Lencart 5 & 4   Falko Hanisch
2016 Muirfield and The Renaissance   Falko Hanisch 37 holes   Alejandro Aguilera
2015 Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdale   Marcus Svensson 4 & 3   Keegan De Lange
2014 Prestwick Golf Club and Dundonald Links   Oskar Bergqvist 1 up   Rowan Lester
2013 Royal Liverpool and Wallasey Golf Club   Ewen Ferguson 10 & 9   Michael Hirmer
2012 Notts Golf Club and Coxmoor Golf Club   Matthew Fitzpatrick 10 & 8   Henry James
2011 Burnham & Berrow and Enmore Park   Harrison Greenberry 37 holes   Patrick Kelly
2010 Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Dundonald Links   Adrián Otaegui 4 & 3   Max Rottluff
2009 Royal St George's   Tom Lewis 5 & 4   Eddie Pepperell
2008 Little Aston   Pedro Figueiredo 39 holes   Fraser McKenna
2007 Royal Porthcawl   Emilio Cuartero 1 up   Fraser Fotheringham
2006 Royal Aberdeen   Matthew Nixon 38 holes   Björn Åkesson
2005 Hunstanton   Bernhard Neumann 3 & 2   Jordan Findlay
2004 Conwy   Jordan Findlay 2 & 1   Tom Sherreard
2003 Royal Liverpool   Rhys Davies 1 up   Pablo Martín
2002 Carnoustie   Mark Pilling 37 holes   Rhys Davies
2001 Ganton   Pablo Martín 3 & 2   Rafael Cabrera-Bello
2000 Hillside   David Inglis 1 up   David Skinns
1999 Royal St David's   Alfonso Gutierrez 1 up   Michael Skelton
1998 Ladybank   Steven O'Hara 1 up   Stefano Reale
1997 Saunton   Sergio García 6 & 5   Richard Jones
1996 Littlestone   Kenneth Ferrie 2 & 1   Mark Pilkington
1995 Dunbar   Steven Young 7 & 6   Sam Walker
1994 Little Aston   Christopher Smith 2 & 1   Chris Rodgers
1993 Glenbervie   David Howell 3 & 1   Viktor Gustavsson
1992 Royal Mid-Surrey   Leif Westerberg 3 & 2   Fredrik Jacobson
1991 Montrose   Francisco Valera 4 & 3   Robert Walton
1990 Hunstanton   Michael Welch 3 & 1   Matthew Ellis
1989 Nairn   Carl Watts 5 & 3   Colin Fraser
1988 Formby   Simon Pardoe 3 & 2   David Haines
1987 Kilmarnock (Barassie)   Calvin O'Carroll 3 & 1   Per Olsson
1986 Seaton Carew   Leslie Walker 5 & 4   Graham King
1985 Royal Burgess   James Cook 5 & 4   Wayne Henry
1984 Royal Porthcawl   Lee Vannet 2 & 1   Adam Mednick
1983 Glenbervie   José María Olazábal 6 & 5   Marc Pendaries
1982 Burnham & Berrow   Mark Grieve 37 holes   Giles Hickman
1981 Gullane   Jesús López 4 & 3   Reeves Weedon
1980 Formby   Duncan Muscroft 7 & 6   Aled Llŷr
1979 Kilmarnock-Barassie   Ronan Rafferty 6 & 5   David Ray
1978 Seaton Carew   Stephen Keppler 3 & 2   Mark Stokes
1977 Downfield   Ian Ford 1 up   Colin Dalgleish
1976 Sunningdale   Mark Mouland 6 & 5   Graham Hargreaves
1975 Bruntsfield Links   Brian Marchbank 1 up   Sandy Lyle
1974 Royal Liverpool   Toby Shannon 10 & 9   Sandy Lyle
1973 Blairgowrie   David Robertson 5 & 3   Stefano Betti
1972 Moortown   Garry Harvey 7 & 5   Robert Newsome
1971 Kilmarnock-Barassie   Howard Clark 6 & 5   Garry Harvey
1970 Hillside   Ian Gradwell 1 up   Ewen Murray
1969 Dunbar   Martin Foster 37 holes   Martin Gray
1968 Royal Lytham & St Anne's   Stephen Evans 3 & 2   Kim Dabson
1967 Western Galies   Peter Tupling 4 & 2   Stephen Evans
1966 Moortown   Andrew Phillips 12 & 11   Alan Muller
1965 Gullane   Graham Milne 4 & 2   David Midgley
1964 Formby   Peter Townsend 9 & 8   Roddy Gray
1963 Prestwick   Alex Soutar 2 & 1   David Rigby
1962 Royal Mid-Surrey   Peter Townsend 1 up   Cameron Penman
1961 Dalmahoy   Finlay Morris 3 & 2   Clive Clark
1960 Olton   Patrick Cros 5 & 3   Peter Green
1959 Pollok   Alan Murphy 3 & 1   Eddie Shamash
1958 Moortown   Richard Braddon 4 & 3   Ian Stungo
1957 Carnoustie   David Ball 2 & 1   John Wilson
1956 Sunningdale   John Ferguson 2 & 1   Clive Cole
1955 Kilmarnock (Barassie)   Stewart Wilson 39 holes   Brian Aitken
1954 Royal Liverpool   Alan Bussell 38 holes   Keith Warren
1953 Dunbar   Alec Shepperson 6 & 4   Tom Booth
1952 Formby   Michael Bonallack 37 holes   Alec Shepperson
1951 Prestwick   Neville Dunn 6 & 5   Michael Lunt
1950 Royal Lytham & St Anne's   John Glover 2 & 1   Ian Young
1949 St Andrews   Harry MacAnespie 3 & 2   Norman Drew
1948 Kilmarnock (Barassie)   John Pritchett 37 holes   David Reid
1947 Royal Liverpool   James Armour 5 & 4   Ian Caldwell
1946 Bruntsfield Links   Alan MacGregor 7 & 5   Donald Dunstan
1940–1945: No tournament due to World War II
1939 Carnoustie   Sandy Williamson 4 & 2   Ken Thom
1938 Moor Park   Willie Smeaton 3 & 2   Thomas Snowball
1937 Bruntsfield Links   Ian Roberts 8 & 7   James Stewart
1936 Royal Birkdale   Jimmy Bruen 11 & 9   William Innes
1935 Royal Aberdeen   John Langley 6 & 5   Ralph Norris
1934 Moortown   Robert Burles 12 & 10   Frederick Allpass
1933 Carnoustie   Laddie Lucas 3 & 2   William McLachlan
1932 Royal Lytham & St Anne's   Ian MacDonald 2 & 1   Leslie Hardie
1931 Glasgow Golf Club   Hector Thomson 5 & 4   Francis McGloin
1930 Fulwell   James Lindsay 9 & 8   James Todd
1929 Royal Burgess   James Lindsay 6 & 4   John Scott-Riddell
1928 Formby   Stuart Scheftel 6 & 5   Archibald Dobbie
1927 Royal Burgess   Eric Fiddian 4 & 2   Ken Forbes
1926 Coombe Hill   Eric McRuvie 1 up   Charles Timmis
1925 Royal Burgess   Robert Peattie 4 & 3   Andrew McNair
1924 Coombe Hill   Robert Peattie 2 up   Pierre Maneuvrier
1923 Dunbar   Donald Mathieson 3 & 2   Hugh Mitchell
1922 Royal Ascot   Hugh Mitchell 4 & 2   William Greenfield
1921 Royal Ascot   Donald Mathieson 37 holes   Guy Lintott

Source:[3]

Future venuesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The R&A - The Boy's Championship - History". Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  2. ^ "The R&A - The Boy's Championship". Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Past Winners The Boys Amateur Championship". Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Venues announced for 2020 championships". The R&A. 25 July 2018.
  5. ^ "The R&A announces 2021 Amateur Championship venues". Golf Today. 6 November 2019.

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