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British Amateur Championship Winners

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Golfer John Ball, circa 1890

John Ball (pictured circa 1890) was an 8-time winner of the British Amateur Championship.

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The British Amateur Championship has a long history, going back to 1885, which means it has a long list of winners. Below is the full list of those winners, who each champion beat in the final, and the score of the championship match.

2014 - Bradley Neil def. Zander Lombard, 2 and 1
2013 - Garrick Porteous def. Toni Hakula, 6 and 5
2012 - Alan Dunbar def. Matthias Schwab, 1-up
2011 - Bryden Macpherson def. Michael Stewart, 3 and 2
2010 - Jin Jeong def. James Byrne, 5 and 4
2009 - Matteo Manassero def. Sam Hutsby, 4 and 3
2008 - Reinier Saxton def. Tommy Fleetwood, 3 and 2
2007 - Drew Weaver def. Tim Stewart, 2 and 1
2006 - Julien Guerrier def. Adam Gee, 4 and 3
2005 - Brian McElhinney def. John Gallagher, 5 and 4
2004 - Stuart Wilson def. Lee Corfield, 4 and 3
2003 - Gary Wolstenholme def. Raphael De Sousa, 6 and 5
2002 - Alejandro Larrazabal def. Martin Sell, 1-up
2001 - Michael Hoey def. Ian Campbell, 1-up
2000 - Mikko Ilonen def. Christian Reimbold, 2 and 1
1999 - Graeme Storm def. Aran Wainwright, 7 and 6
1998 - Sergio García def. Craig Williams, 7 and 6
1997 - Craig Watson def. Trevor Immelman, 3 and 2
1996 - Warren Bladon def. Roger Beames, 1-up
1995 - Gordon Sherry def. Michael Reynard, 7 and 6
1994 - Lee James def. Gordon Sherry, 2 and 1
1993 - Iain Pyman def. Paul Page, 1-up (37 holes)
1992 - Stephen Dundas def. Bradley Dredge, 7 and 6
1991 - Gary Wolstenholme def. Bob May, 8 and 6
1990 - Rolf Muntz def. Michael Macara, 7 and 6
1989 - Stephen Dodd def. Craig Cassells, 5 and 3
1988 - Christian Hardin def. Ben Fouchee, 1-up
1987 - Paul Mayo def. Peter McEvoy, 3 and 1
1986 - David Curry def. Geoff Birtwell, 11 and 9
1985 - Garth McGimpsey def. Graham Homewood, 8 and 7
1984 - Jose Maria Olazabal def. Colin Montgomerie, 5 and 4
1983 - Philip Parkin def. Jim Holtgrieve, 5 and 4
1982 - Martin Thompson def. Andrew Stubbs, 4 and 3
1981 - Phillipe Ploujoux def. Joel Hirsch, 4 and 2
1980 - Duncan Evans def. David Suddards, 4 and 3
1979 - Jay Sigel def. Scott Hoch, 3 and 2
1978 - Peter McEvoy def. Paul McKellar, 4 and 3
1977 - Peter McEvoy def. H.M. Campbell, 5 and 4
1976 - Dick Siderowf def. J.C. Davies, 1-up (37 holes)
1975 - Vinny Giles def. Mark James, 8 and 7
1974 - Trevor Homer def. Jim Gabrielsen, 2-up
1973 - Dick Siderowf def. Peter Moody, 5 and 3
1972 - Trevor Homer def. Alan Thirlwell, 4 and 3
1971 - Steve Melnyk def. Jim Simons
1970 - Michael Bonallack def. Bill Hyndman, 8 and 7
1969 - Michael Bonallack def. Bill Hyndman, 3 and 2
1968 - Michael Bonallack def. Joe Carr, 7 and 6
1967 - Bob Dickson def. Ron Cerrudo, 2 and 1
1966 - Bobby Cole def. Ronnie Shade, 3 and 2
1965 - Michael Bonallack def. Clive Clark, 2 and 1
1964 - Gordon Clark def. Michael Lunt, 1-up (39 holes)
1963 - Michael Lunt def. John Blackwell, 2 and 1
1962 - Richard Davies def. John Povall, 1-up
1961 - Michael Bonallack def. James Walker, 6 and 4
1960 - Joe Carr def. Robert Cochran, 8 and 7
1959 - Deane Beman def. Bill Hyndman, 3 and 2
1958 - Joe Carr def. Alan Thirlwell, 3 and 2
1957 - Reid Jack def. Harold Ridgley, 2 and 1
1956 - John Beharrell def. Leslie Taylor, 5 and 4
1955 - Joe Conrad def. Alan Slater, 3 and 2
1954 - Douglas Bachli def. William C. Campbell, 2 and 1
1953 - Joe Carr def. Harvie Ward, 2-up
1952 - Harvie Ward def. Frank Stranahan, 6 and 5
1951 - Dick Chapman def. Charles Coe, 5 and 4
1950 - Frank Stranahan def. Dick Chapman, 8 and 6
1949 - Samuel McCready def. Willie Turnesa, 2 and 1
1948 - Frank Stranahan def. Charles Stowe, 5 and 4
1947 - Willie Turnesa def. Dick Chapman, 3 and 2
1946 - James Bruen def. Robert Sweeny Jr., 4 and 3
1940-45 - No tournaments
1939 - Alexander Kyle def. A.A. Duncan, 2 and 1
1938 - Charlie Yates def. Cecil Ewing, 3 and 2
1937 - Robert Sweeny Jr. def. Lionel Munn, 3 and 2
1936 - Hector Thomson def. Jim Ferrier, 2-up
1935 - Lawson Little def. William Tweddell, 1-up
1934 - Lawson Little def. Jimmy Wallace, 14 and 13
1933 - Michael Scott def. T.A. Bourn, 4 and 3
1932 - John De Forest def. Eric Fiddian, 3 and 1
1931 - Eric Martin-Smith def. John De Forest, 1-up
1930 - Bobby Jones def. Roger Wethered, 7 and 6
1929 - Cyril Tolley def. J. Nelson Smith, 4 and 3
1928 - Phil Perkins def. Roger Wethered, 6 and 4
1927 - William Tweddell def. D.E. Landale, 7 and 6
1926 - Jess Sweetser def. A.F. Simpson, 6 and 5
1925 - Robert Harris def. Kenneth Fradgley, 13 and 12
1924 - Ernest Holderness def. Eustace Storey, 3 and 2
1923 - Roger Wethered def. Robert Harris 7 and 6
1922 - Ernest Holderness def. John Caven, 1-up
1921 - Willie Hunter def. Allan Graham, 12 and 11
1920 - Cyril Tolley def. Robert A. Gardner, 1-up (37 holes)
1915–19 - No tournaments
1914 - James Jenkins def. Charles Hezlet, 3 and 2
1913 - Harold Hilton def. Robert Harris, 6 and 5
1912 - John Ball def. Abe Mitchell, 1-up (38 holes)
1911 - Harold Hilton def. Bertie Lassen, 4 and 3
1910 - John Ball def. C.C. Aylmer, 10 and 9
1909 - Robert Maxwell def. C.K. Hutchison, 1-up
1908 - Bertie Lassen def. Herbert Taylor, 7 and 6
1907 - John Ball def. C.A. Palmer, 6 and 4
1906 - James Robb def. C.C. Lingen, 4 and 3
1905 - Arthur Barry def. Osmund Scott, 3 and 2
1904 - Walter Travis def. Edward Blackwell, 4 and 3
1903 - Robert Maxwell def. Horace Hutchinson, 7 and 5
1902 - Charles Hutchings def. Sidney Fry, 1-up
1901 - Harold Hilton def. John L. Low, 1-up
1900 - Harold Hilton def. James Robb, 8 and 7
1899 - John Ball def. Freddie Tait, 1-up (37 holes)
1898 - Freddie Tait def. S. Mure Fergusson, 7 and 5
1897 - Jack Allan def. James Robb, 4 and 2
1896 - Freddie Tait def. Harold Hilton, 8 and 7
1895 - Leslie Balfour-Melville def. John Ball, 1-up (19 holes)
1894 - John Ball def. S. Mure Fergusson, 1-up
1893 - P.C. Anderson def. Johnny Laidlay, 1-up
1892 - John Ball def. Harold Hilton, 3 and 1
1891 - Johnny Laidlay def. Harold Hilton, 1-up (20 holes)
1890 - John Ball def. Johnny Laidlay, 4 and 3
1889 - Johnny Laidlay def. Leslie Balfour-Melville, 2 and 1
1888 - John Ball def. Johnny Laidlay, 5 and 4
1887 - Horace Hutchinson def. John Ball, 1-up
1886 - Horace Hutchinson def. Henry Lamb, 7 and 6
1885 - Allen MacFie def. Horace Hutchinson, 7 and 6

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