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St Andrews Boys' Open 

Monday 1 August to Thursday 4 August 2022: Eden Course and Old Course

18 hole qualifying scratch and handicap match play tournament – for boys under 18 years of age on 1 January 2022 with a handicap index not exceeding 12.4 – 150 places – entry fee £40.

Entries will open online, at 10.00am on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

The closing date will be Wednesday 15 June 2022.

Established in 1948, the St Andrews Boys’ Open has a long tradition of providing a high level of competition for aspiring young players giving them the opportunity to compete on Championship courses at St Andrews Links, including the Old Course.

The Merchants’ Cup was presented by the St Andrews Merchants’ Association to recognise the scratch winner of the 18 hole qualifying and match play competition. A previous winner in 2005 was Chris Wood, now a successful player on the European Tour and member of the 2016 Ryder Cup team. The Murray Mitchell Trophy, presented by a well renowned local golfing family, is awarded to the handicap winner of the 18 hole qualifying and match play competition.

The 2023 tournament will take place from Monday 31 July – Thursday 3 August (practice day Sunday 30 July). 

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