Long built up a 3Up lead after 11 holes helped by birdies on the 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th holes. Whilst Harvey battled till the end Long steadied himself after a shaky opening nine in the afternoon to see out the match. Long and Harvey were well known to each other coming into the Final; hailing from the Gloucestershire County and golf clubs just 10 miles apart, namely The Kendleshire and Lansdown respectively. Joe LONG was the clear favourite before play commenced.
The Amateur Championship
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The Amateur Championship sometimes referred to as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the UK is a golf tournament which has been held annually in the United Kingdom since except during the two World Wars, and in and when Ireland hosted the championship. It is one of the two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, alongside the U. It normally has the widest international representation of any individual amateur event, with 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the championship. Before World War II it was regarded as one of golf's major championships , but given the modern dominance of the sport by professional golfers , this is no longer the case. The inaugural championship was held in by the Royal Liverpool Golf Club and was, for many years, regarded as an unofficial event. The tournament was played on 20, 21 and 23 April and was "open to all amateur members of recognised golf clubs".
Enter The Amateur Championship
As with the U. Amateur, two rounds of stroke play are used to determine a top 64 that advance to a match-play bracket. This year, however, a match of cards was used to break the tie for those final spots at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. Yep, a match of cards. You know, when there's a tie and you look back at the scorecards to settle it by a predetermined method like "Who had the best score on the 18th hole?
The 23 year old from Rye G. Shepherd, a graduate of Stirling University and a resident of St. Andrews, can now look forward to competing in the th Open Championship at Royal St. Play started at 8. After further birdies at the 10th and 15th the Woodbridge G.