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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

2018 Senior Amateur Champion

Trevor Foster (ENG)

2017 Senior Amateur Champion Bryan Hughes

Trevor Foster won the Senior Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl to make him the second Englishman to claim the title in as many years after leading from start to finish to win by a dominant nine shots.

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP

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Format

History

North Berwick
31 July - 2 August 2019

The Senior Amateur Championship will be played at North Brerwick from 31 July to 2 August 2019. It will be the first time the renowned East Lothian links has hosted the championship and the first staging of the event in Scotland since American George Zahringer won at Royal Aberdeen in 2013. 

A previous Final Qualifying venue for The Open, North Bewrick has hosted a number of amateur and professional events in its decorated history and welcomed the Ladies' British Amatuer Stroke Play Championship in 2017.

Contact details:

North Berwick Golf Club
New Club House
Beach Road
North Berwick
East Lothain
EH39 4BB
Tel: +44 (1620) 895040

FORMAT

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Format

144 competitors play 36 holes on the Wednesday and Thursday, after which the leading 60 players and ties play a further 18 holes on the 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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