Boys Amateur Championship
The 90th Boys Amateur Championship will be played at Muirfield and The Renaissance from 9-14 August, 2016.
The Boys Amateur will be played at Muirfield for the first time in 2016. The Club has hosted The Open sixteen times, most recently in 2013 when Phil Mickelson lifted the Claret Jug. The venue has routinely found some of golf’s greatest Champions including Jack Nicklaus, who won his first of three Opens at Muirfield, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and Walter Hagen. Muirfield has also hosted The Amateur Championship on ten occasions, the Ryder Cup in 1973, as well as the Walker Cup in 1959 and 1979.
Designed by Tom Doak in East Lothian’s Archerfield Estate next door to Muirfield, the Renaissance Club opened in 2007 and was carved out of 300 acres of pine forest. The design incorporates the original dunes landscape while leaving certain significant trees to enhance the beauty and challenges of play.
Sweden's Marcus Svensson won the 89th Boys Amateur Championship, defeating South Africa's Keegan De Lange 4&3 in the 36-hole Final at Royal Birkdale.
The 17-year-old became the second Swedish player in succession to win the prestigious title after Oskar Bergqvist’s victory at Prestwick in 2014.
The first stage of the Championship involves 252 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.