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Duncan Evans (born January 1959 in Crewe, Cheshire, England)[1][2][3] is a Welsh amateur golfer who won The Amateur Championship at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in 1980. Evans was the first Welshman to win the championship and that year his achievement was recognised when he was made BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year.


Golfing careerEdit

In 1980, Evans became the first person from Wales to win the Amateur Championship, which was played in heavy rain at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.[4]

Evans represented Great Britain and Ireland in the 1981 Walker Cup at Cypress Point Club in California.[5][6] He played in three matches; winning one, losing one with one halved.[6] He played in two Open Championships, the 1980 at Muirfield and the 1981 at Royal St George's. Evans missed the halfway cut in 1980 and the third round cut in 1981.[7][8]

Personal historyEdit

In 2009, Evans was imprisoned for four years for his involvement in a £3.5 million Value Added Tax scam.[5]

Team appearancesEdit



  1. ^ "Suddards gives little away to reach final against Evans". The Times. 14 June 1980. p. 17.
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  4. ^ "Royal Porthcawl Golf Club: History". Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b Parker, Hayley (28 August 2009). "Ex-golf ace was the brains behind £3.5m tax fiddle". This is Staffordshire. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Walker Cup". The Golf Union of Wales. Archived from the original on 11 November 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Muirfield — 1980 Results". Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Sandwich — 1981 Results". Retrieved 17 January 2011.