The Royal Queensland Golf Club are currently hosting the 2020 Australian Amateur Championships from 16 to 19 January.
Some of Glenelg’s top Amateur young golfers have gone over to represent our Club and we would like to wish them all the best over the next few days.
- Jack Buchannan
- Jack Tanner
- Harry Burner
- Charley Jacobs
The Australian Men’s Amateur Championship is contested over 36-holes stroke play qualifying, with the leading 64 players progressing to elimination match play. It is open to players of all ages with an initial field size of 234 players.
Its history dates back to 1894 when the (Royal) Melbourne Golf Club began holding an annual event known as the Victorian Golf Cup. This then became known as the amateur championship of Australia. After the formation of the Australian Golf Union in 1898, the Amateur Championship of Australia event was held under its auspices and winners of the Victorian Golf Cup were recognised officially to be Australian amateur champions.
The Australian Women’s Amateur Championship is contested over 36-holes stroke play qualifying, with the leading 32 players progressing to elimination match play. It is open to players of all ages with an initial field size of 78 players.
It was first played in 1894 and past winners include touring professionals Minjee Lee, Lydia Ko, Nikki Campbell, Sarah Oh and Kristie Smith.
To keep an eye on all the live scoring, please follow the links below:
Update: 21 January
The men’s Australian Amateur Championship is a difficult title to win because getting through all five rounds of match play usually involves at least one escape from a losable match.
Rarely has the title been captured as easily as it was last week at Royal Queensland when club member Jed Morgan was only once stretched past the 15th hole – and then only by one hole in his 3&2 quarter-final win over fellow Queenslander Elvis Smylie.