2017 Amateur Champion
Harry Ellis (ENG)
Harry Ellis won the 122nd Amateur Championship after battling back from four holes down with five to play to win the 36-hole final at Royal St George’s. The 21-year-old from Meon Valley defeated Australia’s Dylan Perry in a dramatic match that went to the 38th hole.
Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links
18-23 June 2018
Royal Aberdeen has a celebrated history of hosting prestigious championships, including the Walker Cup in 2011 when Great Britain and Ireland defeated the United States by a single point. It has hosted the Jacques Leglise Trophy on one occasion, the Boys Amateur Championship twice and the Scottish Amateur seven times.
In 2005, it hosted the Senior Open which was won by five-time Champion Golfer of the Year Tom Watson. In 2014, the Scottish Open was held there for the first time which was won by Justin Rose.
Murcar Links lies to the north of Royal Aberdeen and has hosted events such as the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Boys Championship, the European Boys and Girls Team Championships and the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play.
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Bridge of Don
Tel: +44 (0)1224 702571
Murcar Links Golf Club
Bridge of Don
Tel: +44 (0)1224 704354
The first staging of The Amateur Championship was in 1885 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) where 44 players from 12 clubs contested a series of match play rounds.
Nowadays this is one of the biggest and most prestigious amateur events in the world, with 288 players in an international field competing in a mixed stroke play and match play format over 6 days annually.
In its entire history, The Amateur has been to 22 locations throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Hoylake hast hosted the Championship the most number of times (18), followed by St Andrews (16), Royal St George’s (13), Prestwick and Muirfield (both 11).
The record for the most number of wins in The Amateur Championship is eight and is held by John Ball, who also became the first English-born player to win The Open in 1890. Sir Michael Bonallack has also won The Amateur five times.