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Amateur stars gather for Links Trophy

June 07 2017

Many of the leading lights in the amateur game will visit the Home of Golf this weekend to compete in the St Andrews Links Trophy, presented in association with Allianz.

The annual 72-hole strokeplay event boasts a truly international field, which will compete over the Jubilee and Old Courses from 9-11 June.

Ahead of the 2017 Walker Cup, this year’s field includes 18 of the provisional 21-man Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) squad that will try to retain the trophy at the Los Angeles Club in September.

Hoping to secure a place in the 10-man GB&I team are Scotland’s Connor Syme and Robert McIntyre, as well as Ireland’s Conor O’Rourke, who returns to the Home of Golf hoping to defend the title he won last year.

Alongside the best that GB&I have to offer the Links Trophy boasts a truly international field with competitors travelling from Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, South Africa and Argentina. The field also includes many golfers who have established themselves inside the top 100 World Amateur Golf Rankings, including Australia’s Harrison Endycott (17), Argentina’s Alejandro Tosti (19) and America’s Dylan Wu (79). 

The competitors will all compete over 36 holes on the Jubilee and Old Course before the cut is made for the final 36 on the Old Course on Sunday 11 June.

This year’s competitors will be following in the footsteps of notable past participants, including Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Trevor Immelman, Geoff Ogilvy, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and 1997 champion Justin Rose.

Such pedigree in the list of past participants has meant that since its inception in 1989 the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings rates the St Andrews Links Trophy as one of the strongest amateur tournaments in the world and it is arguably one of the strongest outside the Amateur Championship in the British Isles.

St Andrews Links Director of Golf John Grant said, "It is an excellent opportunity to see up close some of the most talented young players, many of whom will go on to forge successful professional careers in the years to come.”

Spectators are encouraged to visit the Links to follow the action or visit standrews.com for further information and live tournament scoring.

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