Llewellyn Matthews from Southerndown Golf Club, Wales, shot a final round 67 to win the St Andrews Links Trophy, played over the Old Course and Jubilee Course, St Andrews, with a record-low 15 under aggregate score of 273. Matthews rose from 129 in The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking to 83 following his victory, and this win will have given a timely boost to his bid to make the GB&I Walker Cup team. The Welshman held off the challenge from Australian Scott Arnold and Frenchman Alexandre Kaleka who finished three and four shots behind respectively.
The tournament featured a strong amateur field and a number of Walker Cup hopefuls in Jamie Moul, Nigel Edwards, Lloyd Saltman and Rory McIIroy who all finished in the Top 10. Jamie Moul’s fourth place was enough to ensure his return to the top of The R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Most of the US Walker Cup squad took part in the Sunnehana Amateur in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, one of the top amateur events in the States, which was won by Rickie Fowler who shot a final-round 70 for a 272 aggregate to hold off Peter Uihlein.