It was an intriguing if sometimes scrappy final against Scotsman Euan Walker, one dominated early by the eventual champion. After winning the opening three holes, Sugrue was 5 up by the turn in the morning round of the championship match. By lunch, the lead was reduced to 3 up, and it was Walker who played most of the better golf thereafter.
Please refresh the page and retry. It is the first time the Dublin links has hosted the year-old championship in 70 years and it is fair to say the wait was worth it. But Walker, a year-old from Kilmarnock, bravely pegged back Sugrue to draw level with three holes to play.
Monday 17 th to Saturday 22 nd of June The first Amateur Championship was held at Hoylake inwhere 44 players from 12 clubs contested a series of match play rounds. The winner of the Amateur Championship will receive an exemption to the Open Championship, the U.
The British Am, whose official title is simply The Amateur Championship, is one of the two most important amateur men's tournaments each year the other being the U. Amateur Championship. The tournament rotates among courses in the U.
The Amateur Championship sometimes referred to as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the UK is a golf tournament which has been held annually in the United Kingdom since except during the two World Wars, and in and when Ireland hosted the championship. It is one of the two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, alongside the U. It normally has the widest international representation of any individual amateur event, with 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the championship.
The British Amateur Championship has a long history, going back towhich means it has a long list of winners. Below is the full list of those winners, who each champion beat in the final, and the score of the championship match. Euan Walker, 1-up - Jovan Rebula def.
Five up after nine holes and three up after the morning round, the strapping year old saw his huge lead gradually whittled away by the dogged year old from Kilmarnock Barassie. It was gone completely by the 33rd when he bogeyed the iconic par-three 15th in front of an excited crowd that had swelled to almost 3, by the time the hole final was coming to a climax. But he dug deep to etch his name alongside those of Bruen, Max McCready, Joe Carr, Garth McGimpsey, Michael Hoey, Brian McElhinney and Alan Dunbar on the famous old trophy, two putting from 60 feet for a nerveless half in birdie at the 16th before winning the 17th with a brilliant par-four after Walker made bogey following a drive into the right rough.
Photograph: Pat Cashman. Sugrue, the strapping 6ft 2in plus-four handicapper from Mallow, showed remarkable powers of resilience to salvage his morning quarter-final to beat Dutch man Koen Kouwenaar at the 19th but then produced a blockbuster performance to down the highly-touted Australian David Micheluzziranked seventh in the world, in the semi-finals, winning 3 and 1. Sugrue, ranked th in the world amateur rankings, has impressed with a superb short game and a masterclass in putting to reach the final shootout: the holes final tees off with the first round at 8. Monday — Sunday, September 9th — 15th.
Organized by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, The Amateur Championship has the widest international representation of any amateur event and is reserved for the top amateurs from around the world. The winner receives invitations to three of the major championships, namely The Open Championship, U. Open, and U.