Thursday, 5 August 2010

British Boys Battle It Out at Barassie

Kilmarnock (Barassie) will once again add to its fine championship pedigree when it acts next week as the main host for the 2010 Boys Amateur Golf Championship. Since starting its long association with R&A championships in 1948, when it welcomed the Boys Amateur for the first time, Barassie has staged five Boys Home Internationals, two Jacques Leglise Trophy matches, stroke play qualifying for the 2001 Amateur Championship and a further four Boys Amateurs – not to mention having previously acted as a final qualifying venue when The Open has arrived at Royal Troon or Turnberry.

For the first time, in 2010, the Boys Amateur will be staged across two venues. Consequently, in addition to the match play venue, nearby Dundonald Links will host stroke play qualifying rounds over the first two days of the Championship. Opened in 2003, Dundonald has already hosted the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy event, as well as qualifying for The Senior Open Championship.

The event is open to spectators and several thousand are expected as family and friends follow the boys through the qualifying strokeplay and then through the matchplay. Both golf clubs will open their facilities to non members and car parking facilities have been set up at both venues.

Admission is free and the event takes place from Tuesday 10th until Sunday 15th of August and it is a great opportunity for visitors who are in the area to watch the future Champions of the future - Ronan Rafferty was one of the previous winners at Barassie!

More information is available directly from the golf clubs own websites.

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