All Winners of the British Amateur Championship Golf Tournament

golfer John Ball
The British Amateur Championship is run by the R&A, and its official title is simply The Amateur Championship. Many golfers (mostly in the United States) call it the British Amateur to distinguish it from the U.S. Amateur.

Along with the U.S. Amateur, the British Amateur is one of the two major championships of men's amateur golf. It was first played in 1885, and its first champion was Allan Macfie.

Before we get to the list of winners, let's look at those who've won the British Amateur Championship most often.

Golfers With the Most British Amateur Wins

There are four golfers in tournament history who have won three or more times. But one of those golfers is far out in front.
  • 8 wins: John Ball (pictured at right), 1888, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1899, 1907, 1910, 1912
  • 5 wins: Michael Bonallack, 1961, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970
  • 4 wins: Harold Hilton, 1900, 1901, 1911, 1913
  • 3 wins: Joe Carr, 1953, 1958, 1960
Another 12 golfers have won the British Am twice each: Horace Hutchinson, Johnny Laidlay, Freddie Tait, Robert Maxwell, Ernest Holderness, Cyril Tolley, Lawson Little, Frank Stranahan, Trevor Homer, Dick Siderowf, Peter McEvoy and Gary Wolstenholme.

The Full List: British Amateur Championship Winners

Listed is the outcome of the championship match, with winner and runner-up:

2020 — Joe Long def. Joe Harvey, 4 and 3
2019 — James Sugrue def. Euan Walker, 1-up
2018 — Jovan Rebula def. Robin Dawson, 3 and 2
2017 — Harry Ellis def. Dylan Perry, 1-up (38 holes)
2016 — Scott Gregory def. Robert MacIntyre, 2 and 1
2015 — Romain Langasque def. Grant Forrest, 4 and 2
2014 — Bradley Neil def. Zander Lombard, 2 and 1
2013 — Garrick Porteous def. Toni Hakula, 6 and 5
2012 — Alan Dunbar def. Matthias Schwab, 1-up
2011 — Bryden Macpherson def. Michael Stewart, 3 and 2
2010 — Jin Jeong def. James Byrne, 5 and 4
2009 — Matteo Manassero def. Sam Hutsby, 4 and 3
2008 — Reinier Saxton def. Tommy Fleetwood, 3 and 2
2007 — Drew Weaver def. Tim Stewart, 2 and 1
2006 — Julien Guerrier def. Adam Gee, 4 and 3
2005 — Brian McElhinney def. John Gallagher, 5 and 4
2004 — Stuart Wilson def. Lee Corfield, 4 and 3
2003 — Gary Wolstenholme def. Raphael De Sousa, 6 and 5
2002 — Alejandro Larrazabal def. Martin Sell, 1-up
2001 — Michael Hoey def. Ian Campbell, 1-up
2000 — Mikko Ilonen def. Christian Reimbold, 2 and 1
1999 — Graeme Storm def. Aran Wainwright, 7 and 6
1998 — Sergio Garcia def. Craig Williams, 7 and 6
1997 — Craig Watson def. Trevor Immelman, 3 and 2
1996 — Warren Bladon def. Roger Beames, 1-up
1995 — Gordon Sherry def. Michael Reynard, 7 and 6
1994 — Lee James def. Gordon Sherry, 2 and 1
1993 — Iain Pyman def. Paul Page, 1-up (37 holes)
1992 — Stephen Dundas def. Bradley Dredge, 7 and 6
1991 — Gary Wolstenholme def. Bob May, 8 and 6
1990 — Rolf Muntz def. Michael Macara, 7 and 6
1989 — Stephen Dodd def. Craig Cassells, 5 and 3
1988 — Christian Hardin def. Ben Fouchee, 1-up
1987 — Paul Mayo def. Peter McEvoy, 3 and 1
1986 — David Curry def. Geoff Birtwell, 11 and 9
1985 — Garth McGimpsey def. Graham Homewood, 8 and 7
1984 — Jose Maria Olazabal def. Colin Montgomerie, 5 and 4
1983 — Philip Parkin def. Jim Holtgrieve, 5 and 4
1982 — Martin Thompson def. Andrew Stubbs, 4 and 3
1981 — Phillipe Ploujoux def. Joel Hirsch, 4 and 2
1980 — Duncan Evans def. David Suddards, 4 and 3
1979 — Jay Sigel def. Scott Hoch, 3 and 2
1978 — Peter McEvoy def. Paul McKellar, 4 and 3
1977 — Peter McEvoy def. Hugh Campbell, 5 and 4
1976 — Dick Siderowf def. John Davies, 1-up (37 holes)
1975 — Vinny Giles def. Mark James, 8 and 7
1974 — Trevor Homer def. Jim Gabrielsen, 2-up
1973 — Dick Siderowf def. Peter Moody, 5 and 3
1972 — Trevor Homer def. Alan Thirlwell, 4 and 3
1971 — Steve Melnyk def. Jim Simons, 3 and 2
1970 — Michael Bonallack def. Bill Hyndman, 8 and 7
1969 — Michael Bonallack def. Bill Hyndman, 3 and 2
1968 — Michael Bonallack def. Joe Carr, 7 and 6
1967 — Bob Dickson def. Ron Cerrudo, 2 and 1
1966 — Bobby Cole def. Ronnie Shade, 3 and 2
1965 — Michael Bonallack def. Clive Clark, 2 and 1
1964 — Gordon Clark def. Michael Lunt, 1-up (39 holes)
1963 — Michael Lunt def. John Blackwell, 2 and 1
1962 — Richard Davies def. John Povall, 1-up
1961 — Michael Bonallack def. James Walker, 6 and 4
1960 — Joe Carr def. Robert Cochran, 8 and 7
1959 — Deane Beman def. Bill Hyndman, 3 and 2
1958 — Joe Carr def. Alan Thirlwell, 3 and 2
1957 — Reid Jack def. Harold Ridgley, 2 and 1
1956 — John Beharrell def. Leslie Taylor, 5 and 4
1955 — Joe Conrad def. Alan Slater, 3 and 2
1954 — Douglas Bachli def. William C. Campbell, 2 and 1
1953 — Joe Carr def. Harvie Ward, 2-up
1952 — Harvie Ward def. Frank Stranahan, 6 and 5
1951 — Dick Chapman def. Charles Coe, 5 and 4
1950 — Frank Stranahan def. Dick Chapman, 8 and 6
1949 — Samuel McCready def. Willie Turnesa, 2 and 1
1948 — Frank Stranahan def. Charles Stowe, 5 and 4
1947 — Willie Turnesa def. Dick Chapman, 3 and 2
1946 — James Bruen def. Robert Sweeny Jr., 4 and 3
1940-45 — Not played (World War II)
1939 — Alexander Kyle def. Tony Duncan, 2 and 1
1938 — Charlie Yates def. Cecil Ewing, 3 and 2
1937 — Robert Sweeny Jr. def. Lionel Munn, 3 and 2
1936 — Hector Thomson def. Jim Ferrier, 2-up
1935 — Lawson Little def. William Tweddell, 1-up
1934 — Lawson Little def. Jimmy Wallace, 14 and 13
1933 — Michael Scott def. Dale Bourn, 4 and 3
1932 — John De Forest def. Eric Fiddian, 3 and 1
1931 — Eric Martin-Smith def. John De Forest, 1-up
1930 — Bobby Jones def. Roger Wethered, 7 and 6
1929 — Cyril Tolley def. John Nelson Smith, 4 and 3
1928 — Philip Perkins def. Roger Wethered, 6 and 4
1927 — William Tweddell def. Eustace Landale, 7 and 6
1926 — Jess Sweetser def. Fred Simpson, 6 and 5
1925 — Robert Harris def. Kenneth Fradgley, 13 and 12
1924 — Ernest Holderness def. Eustace Storey, 3 and 2
1923 — Roger Wethered def. Robert Harris 7 and 6
1922 — Ernest Holderness def. John Caven, 1-up
1921 — Willie Hunter def. Allan Graham, 12 and 11
1920 — Cyril Tolley def. Robert A. Gardner, 1-up (37 holes)
1915–19 — Not played (World War I)
1914 — James Jenkins def. Charles Hezlet, 3 and 2
1913 — Harold Hilton def. Robert Harris, 6 and 5
1912 — John Ball def. Abe Mitchell, 1-up (38 holes)
1911 — Harold Hilton def. Edward Lassen, 4 and 3
1910 — John Ball def. Colin Aylmer, 10 and 9
1909 — Robert Maxwell def. Cecil Hutchison, 1-up
1908 — Bertie Lassen def. Herbert Taylor, 7 and 6
1907 — John Ball def. Charles Palmer, 6 and 4
1906 — James Robb def. Clifford Lingen, 4 and 3
1905 — Arthur Barry def. Osmund Scott, 3 and 2
1904 — Walter Travis def. Edward Blackwell, 4 and 3
1903 — Robert Maxwell def. Horace Hutchinson, 7 and 5
1902 — Charles Hutchings def. Sidney Fry, 1-up
1901 — Harold Hilton def. John L. Low, 1-up
1900 — Harold Hilton def. James Robb, 8 and 7
1899 — John Ball def. Freddie Tait, 1-up (37 holes)
1898 — Freddie Tait def. S. Mure Fergusson, 7 and 5
1897 — Jack Allan def. James Robb, 4 and 2
1896 — Freddie Tait def. Harold Hilton, 8 and 7
1895 — Leslie Balfour-Melville def. John Ball, 1-up (19 holes)
1894 — John Ball def. S. Mure Fergusson, 1-up
1893 — P.C. Anderson def. Johnny Laidlay, 1-up
1892 — John Ball def. Harold Hilton, 3 and 1
1891 — Johnny Laidlay def. Harold Hilton, 1-up (20 holes)
1890 — John Ball def. Johnny Laidlay, 4 and 3
1889 — Johnny Laidlay def. Leslie Balfour-Melville, 2 and 1
1888 — John Ball def. Johnny Laidlay, 5 and 4
1887 — Horace Hutchinson def. John Ball, 1-up
1886 — Horace Hutchinson def. Henry Lamb, 7 and 6
1885 — Allen Macfie def. Horace Hutchinson, 7 and 6

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