Some of Cheshire’s top players enjoyed the experience of playing against some of the world’s top amateur players as they competed in the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the coveted Brabazon Trophy at Alwoodley GC in Yorkshire.
The outstanding winner was 16-year-old Ben Schmidt from Yorkshire who became the youngest-ever player to win the trophy eclipsing the previous age records of Sandy Lyle and Charles Swartzel. He posted a total of 13-under par 271 to win by five shots from Harry Hall of Cornwall.
The top Cheshire player was Ben Hallam (pictured) of Wychwood Park who finished in a creditable joint tenth with a one-under-par score of 283.
Ben Chamberlain (Padeswood and Buckley) was 13th on level par and Cheshire champion Josh McMahon of Wallasey was 28th on +2.
Photo & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett