Strong International field gathers for the 87th Boys Amateur Championship

A 252-strong field comprising the world’s leading boy golfers will contest the 87th Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) and Wallasey golf clubs next month(13-18 August, 2013).

More than half of the draw, 142 players, are set to travel to England from around Europe, America, South America, Africa and Asia.

Commenting on the Championship starting line-up of players aged 18 years and under, The R&A’s Director - Amateur Events, Euan Mordaunt said:

“The best boy golfers from around the world will be on show in the North West in two weeks’ time and we encourage golf fans from around the region and beyond to turn out and support the golfing stars of the future.”

Many of the world’s finest players first showed promise at The Boys Amateur including Sandy Lyle, Jose Maria Olazabal, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald. While last year’s Boys Champion, Matthew Fitzpatrick, recently won the Silver Medal at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield as the leading amateur in the field.

The qualifying stroke play stage of The Boys Amateur Championship is played on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 August 2013 at both Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) and Wallasey golf clubs. Thereafter the field is cut to 64 and ties. The match play stage is played over the final four days from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 August 2013, at Royal Liverpool.

Admission and parking is free at both clubs and public catering is available.  Full details including the qualifying round draw can be found on our Championships site here.