2020 Women's Amateur Champion
Aline Krauter (GER)
Germany’s Aline Krauter held her nerve to claim the biggest title of her career after winning the 117th Women’s Amateur Championship at West Lancashire.
The 20-year-old fought back from three down after the opening four holes to defeat Englishwoman Annabell Fuller, 18, by one-hole in a dramatic 18-hole Final.
West Lancashire Golf Club
25-29 August 2020
The 117th Women's Amateur Championship will take place at West Lancashire Golf Club, which is located on the north-west coast of England.
In order to receive Government and Local Authority approval to proceed with the Championship, it is required to be played behind closed doors with no spectators and only essential/authorised personnel on-site. To view the venue entrance policy please click here.
Hall Rd W
Tel: +44 (0) 151 924 1076
The first stage of the 2020 Championship involves 120 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes. 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 ‘Pam Barton Memorial Salver’ is awarded to the winner of the Championship, while the runner-up receives The Diana Fishwick Cup. An international team award is presented after the stroke play qualifying rounds.
History of The Women's Amateur Championship
Founded in 1893 by the Ladies’ Golf Union, the Women's Amateur was first played at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire.
The first three championships were won by England’s Lady Margaret Scott, who defeated the founder and secretary of the Ladies’ Golf Union Issette Pearson in the final of her first two victories.
Before the rise of the women’s professional game, the Women's Amateur was one of the most important golf events for female competitors. Today, along with the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, it is considered the highest honour in women’s amateur golf.