By: Alistair Tait June 20, pm. Most champions have not lived up to the hype they created by emerging as the last man standing out of the man field. A look at winners since , the year hole qualifying was introduced to determine match play contestants, backs up my claim. Olazabal and Garcia are the only former champions to two win majors. Wolstenholme turned professional once he turned 50 and has three wins on the European Senior Tour.
Matteo Manassero becomes youngest winner of Amateur Championship - Telegraph
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Ireland's James Sugrue wins Amateur Championship at home as Portmarnock plays rare host
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. An approximate four under par for the first 15 holes of the afternoon round, the Kilmarnock Barassie member the club is actually in Troon tied the match on the 33rd hole. A crucial mistake from Walker, however, came on the 35th, where he made his first bogey in 17 holes.
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. Before World War II it was regarded as one of golf's major championships , but given the modern dominance of the sport by professional golfers , this is no longer the case.