August 7, 2011
golf tournament to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this week
strong international field of golfers is set to contest the UK's
national Boys Amateur Championships in Burnham-On-Sea in the coming
Burnham-On-Sea golf player Jamie Clare (pictured) will be hoping
that local knowledge counts in his favour when he tees off in
the Boys Amateur Championships, which are being staged in Burnham-On-Sea
from Tuesday (9th Sunday until 14th August).
The 17-year-old from Burnham and Berrow Golf Club, who lost in
the final of the recent English Amateur Championships at Woburn,
will be among the favourites in a strong international field comprising
252 young golfers, all aged 18 or under, from 18 different countries
including Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Mexico,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Germany, the UAE and USA as well
as the four home nations.
In addition to Jamie, the field includes reigning Welsh Boys
Stroke Play champion, Ryan Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan), Joshua
Jamieson (The New Club, St Andrews) the current Scottish Boys
Stroke Play champion, and Enfields Harry Casey, winner of
the recent Carris Trophy.
strong international contingent is headed by Robin Goger from
Austria, the individual winner at the 2011 European Boys Championship,
Italys Domenico Geminiani, who at 14 was the youngest-ever
player to compete in a European Tour event, Germanys Aaron
Leitmannstetter, a beaten semi-finalist 12 months ago, and his
compatriot Max Rottluff who will be hoping to go one better than
last year when he lost 4&3 in an engrossing 36-hole final
against Adrian Otaegui from Spain.
The first stage of this years Championship involves all
252 players, each of whom play two rounds of stroke play, one
round over Burnham & Berrow and the other over Enmore Park
The players with the 64 lowest scores and ties over the 36 holes
move on to the match play stage of the Championship, which starts
on Thursday 11th August with the 36-hole final taking place on
Sunday 14th August over Burnham & Berrow. The winner will
receive an exemption into the 2012 Amateur Championship, which
will be held at Royal Troon and Glasgow Gailes Links.
A club spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Burnham &
Berrow last hosted the Boys Amateur Championship in 1982 when
it was won by Devon youngster, Mark Grieve, against a field that
included future Ryder Cup stars Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik
and Jose-Maria Olazabal."
Spectators will be welcome to watch the action throughout the