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Otaegui gets strokeplay win to go with his two matchplay victories on European Tour

ADRIAN Otaegui produced a brilliant closing round of 63 in the Scottish Championship to storm to his first 72-hole strokeplay victory on the European Tour. The Spaniard has shown himself to be an expert at head-to-head battles. He won both the 2017 Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay and the 2018 Belgian Knockout. After those first […]

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Amateur Championship could ‘return to straight knockout format’ at Birkdale

COULD the Amateur Championship be reverting to a simple knockout format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The R&A has abandoned plans to use two courses – as it has for the past 36 years – to stage its traditional 36-hole qualifier, leading to a knockout matchplay for the top 64 players. Instead […]

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R&A put back Curtis Cup to 2021 and men’s and women’s Amateurs now set for August

THE R&A have announced that both of its major amateur championships – and the women’s Curtis Cup clash with America – are being put back to later dates because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Amateur Championship – due to be held at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire from June 15-20 – and the Women’s Amateur […]

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Portmarnock’s Robin Dawson playing in the first round of the Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour

Dawson finally finds form in Morocco to lead Lalla Aïcha Challenge after first round

IRELAND’S Robin Dawson raced to the top of the leaderboard at the Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour in what could be a pivotal week for the European Challenge Tour rookie. The 23-year-old posted eight birdies and 10 pars in a flawless eight-under par opening round of 64 on the Blue Course, at Royal Golf Dar Es […]

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Jack’s game Singh’s in Kenya Open

FORMER Hampshire Boys Champion Jack Singh Brar soared up the leaderboard with a late birdie blitz to take a share of the first-round lead alongside Louis de Jager at the Magical Kenya Open. The Englishman, who is a European Tour rookie after graduating from the Challenge Tour in 2018, produced a stunning eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie finish to […]

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Carnoustie Primed for Prestigious Amateur Championship

  Carnoustie Primed for Prestigious Amateur Championship   For six days in June, 288 of the world’s best amateur golfers will descend upon Carnoustie for the 120th playing of the Amateur Championship. It will be the fifth time that Carnoustie has staged the prestigious R&A run event, with qualifying also taking place at neighbouring Panmure. […]

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