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R&A Senior Amateur Championship

Launched by The R&A in 1969 and contested for the first time at Formby, the R&A Senior Amateur Championship was an instant success. Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.

Championship Overview

2019 R&A Senior Amateur Champion

Craig Davis (USA)

2017 Senior Amateur Champion Bryan Hughes

Craig Davis won the Senior Amateur Championship at his first attempt at North Berwick yesterday beating Gene Elliott at the third hole of a sudden death play-off after they had both finished on nine-under par 207 for the 54 holes.

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Royal Cinques Ports GV

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Ganton
6 - 9 July 2021

The Senior Amateur Championship will be played at Ganton from 6-9 July 2021.

Contact details:

Ganton
Scarborough 
YO12 4PA
Tel: +44 (0) 1944 710329

FORMAT

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Format

144 competitors play 36 holes over the Tuesday and Wednesday, after which the leading 60 players and ties play a further 36 holes over the Thursday and Friday.

HISTORY

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History

The Seniors Amateur Championship was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the World Senior Amateur Team Championship run by the World Amateur Golf Council.

While the Seniors, played for the first time at Formby, was an instant success, the team event did not survive beyond 1969.

The Seniors Amateur Championship is played on an annual basis on courses throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.

Since 2006, Americans Paul Simson and Chip Lutz have both won the championship on three occasions.

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