Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August 2017: Eden Course and Old Course
18 hole qualifying scratch and handicap match play tournament – for boys under 18 years of age on 1 January 2017 with a handicap not exceeding 9 – 150 places – entry fee £30 - entries open mid February and close on Thursday 22 June 2017.
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 2017 tournament will take place from Monday 31 July – Thursday 3 August (practice day Sunday 30 July).
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