Historic week for Girls' and Boys' Amateur Championships at Carnoustie

The R&A
07 Aug 22
3 mins

History will be made when leading players from across the world gather for the R&A Girls’ and Boys’ Amateur Championships in Angus from Monday (8 – 14 August).

For the first time, the match play stages of the R&A Girls’ and Boys’ Amateur will be played simultaneously at one venue when they are held over the famed links of Carnoustie. In another notable first, the 36-hole finals of both championships on Sunday 14 August will be live streamed by The R&A at the renowned venue for The Open and AIG Women’s Open.  The Boys’ and Girls’ Amateur Championship, proudly supported by EventScotland, will see stroke play qualifying in the Boys’ Amateur at Panmure and Monifieth before the knock-out stages move to Carnoustie, with the Girls’ Amateur contested at Carnoustie all week.

Wonderful week

The finals can be watched on The R&A’s website at as well as on The R&A YouTube channel. The commentary team will include Simon Holmes, Beth Allen and Sophie Walker along with onsite presenter George Harper Jnr.  Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at The R&A, said, “We are looking forward to hosting the Girls’ and Boys’ Amateur Championships together for the first time next week. “With the match play stages of both championships being staged at Carnoustie, it promises to be a wonderful week for the world’s leading girls’ and boys’ players to illustrate their talents. We are committed to showcasing inclusivity in golf and growing all levels of the sport. “We are also looking forward to the live stream of both finals on The R&A digital channels as we look to take golf to new younger audiences and raise the profile of these championships.”
Winner of the 2022 Junior Open Championship Connor Graham will be hoping to continue his fine form in this week's Boys' Amateur Championship on the Angus links.

The Boys’ Amateur

It will be the 95th staging of the Boys’ Amateur, won last year by England’s Jack Bigham at Royal Cinque Ports. In total, 252 players representing 22 countries will compete over two rounds of stroke play qualifying, with the top 64 progressing to match play.  The R&A Junior Open champion Connor Graham is among the Scottish hopefuls, as well as new Scottish Men’s Amateur Champion, 16-year-old Oliver Mukherjee, and last year’s beaten semi-finalist Niall Shiels Donegan. Five of the recently announced Continent of Europe team to contest the forthcoming Jacques Leglise Trophy also compete – Thijmen Batens (Netherlands), Marco Florioli (Italy), Tom Haberer (Germany), Jorge Siyuan Hao (Spain) and William Wistrand (Sweden).
Grace Crawford will be looking to emulate compatriot Hannah Darling in winning both the Girls' U16 and Girls' Amateur Championships with a win at Carnoustie.

The Girls’ Amateur

The Girls’ Amateur, staged at an Open venue for the first time, is being held for the 93rd occasion after Hannah Darling triumphed at Fulford last year. From a field of 144 players representing 22 countries, the top 64 players will also qualify for the match play stages. Impressively for under-18 level, seven players from the top 100 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® are in the field – including top-ranked Meja Ortengren (22) from Sweden, Italian Francesca Fiorellini (41) and Spain’s Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio (51). Scotland’s Grace Crawford, the R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur winner, and Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters victor Lottie Woad from England also tee up.

EventScotland support

Paul Bush, VisitScotland Director of Events, said, “EventScotland is delighted to be supporting the Girls’ and Boys’ Amateur Championships through our National Events Programme and we look forward to an exciting week of golf in Angus.  “This is the first time we have supported these events, with the funding supporting the digital innovation of the live stream to showcase up-and-coming golfing talent and extend the audience reach internationally.  “The R&A Boys' and Girls' Amateur Championships are part of an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events taking place across the country this year that are giving audiences the chance to once again connect and enjoy the buzz of live events.” Girls' Amateur Tee Times Boys' Amateur Tee Times