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The Girls Amateur Championship

The Girls Amateur Championship was founded in 1919 and was first played at Stoke Poges.

The 2019 Girls Amateur Championship will be played at Montrose Golf Links in Scotland. 

Championship Overview

2018 Girls Amateur Champion

Emma Spitz (AUT)

2017 Girls British Open Amateur Winner Lily May Humphreys

Emma Spitz won the Girls Amateur Championship at Ardglass on the Northern Ireland coast, defeating fellow Austrian Isabella Holpfer 2&1 in the 18-hole final to seal the biggest amateur win of her career. Spitz became the first Austrian to win the event, in the 90th staging of the championship.

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP

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Montrose Golf Links
13-17 August 2019

he Girls Amateur Championship will be staged at Montrose Golf Links in Angus from 13-17 August 2019.

 Montrose, a links test situated on the east coast of Scotland, offers the fifth oldest golf course in the world. 

The front nine plays mainly along the shoreline and offers wonderful views across the North Sea.

 The course has hosted a number of amateur and professional events, most recently the 2018 Scottish Boys Strokeplay Championship.

Contact details:

Montrose Golf Links
Traill Drive
Montrose
Angus
Scotland
DD10 8SW
Tel: +44 (1674) 672634

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The first stage of the Championship includes two rounds of stroke play qualifying. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes will compete in the match play stage of the Championship.

Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes, including the Final. The Challenge Cup is awarded to the winner, while The Leven Trophy is awarded to the runner-up.

The following awards are presented to players returning the lowest scores over the two stroke play qualifying rounds;

The Lady Heathcoat–Amory Memorial Medal for players over 16 years of age, The Todd Bowl for players under 16 years of age and The Fairhaven Pheasant for players under 14 years of age.

A Team Trophy is awarded to the team (nation) with the lowest aggregate score over the two stroke play qualifying rounds

HISTORY

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The first Girls Amateur Championship was played in 1919 at Stoke Poges.

The winner is awarded the challenge cup and gold medal and past winners include Major champions and Solheim Cup players such as Anna Nordqvist, Suzann Pettersen, Azahara Munoz and the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open Champion Georgia Hall.

Emma Spitz's win at Ardglass in 2018 saw her secure a spot at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship in 2019.

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