The 120th Amateur Championship will be staged at Carnoustie and Panmure from 15-20 June, 2015.
Carnoustie is one of the most famous venues in world golf having hosted The Open seven times, most recently in 2007. The Amateur was first hosted by Carnoustie in 1947 when American Willie Turnesa triumphed over compatriot Dick Chapman. The world's oldest amateur championship has returned three times since, in 1966 when South African Bobby Cole lifted the trophy, in 1971 when Steve Melnyk of the United States was the winner and in 1992 when home favourite Stephen Dundas defeated Welshman Bradley Dredge to become the first Scottish winner in 35 years.
Panmure has strong ties to the Amateur Championship as one of the 24 clubs that funded the trophy commissioned in 1886. The James Braid designed links are regularly rated in the UK’s top 20 golf courses.
Scotland’s Bradley Neil won the 119th Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush after a closely fought final with South African Zander Lombard.Neil clinched the match with a half on the par 5 35th hole for a 2&1 victory in the 36-hole final. The 18-year-old Blairgowrie golfer became the first Scot to win the Amateur Championship since Stuart Wilson at St Andrews in 2004.
The first stage of the Championship involves 288 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes, one to be played on each of the two courses.
The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties for 64th place will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes except the Final which will be over 36 holes.