Burnage, Knipes among big names left in English Am quarters
Jake Burnage (England Golf photo)
Jake Burnage (England Golf photo)

While the top American players grind through the endurance test that is the Western Amateur in Michigan, many of the top GB&I prospects are locked in a head-to-head battle of their own at the English Amateur. After two days of stroke play, the quarterfinals are set.

Jake Burnage remains on course to claim his second major title of the season after beating William Shackleton, 5 and 4, to reach the quarters at Hankley Common.

Burnage, who won the St. Andrews Links Trophy earlier in the year, will now play Jack Floydd for a place in Saturday afternoon’s semifinal. Floydd beat Lewis Hinton by a stunning 8-and-6 margin in their fourth-round match.

Conor Gough’s bid to add to last year’s British Boys’ title also continues after he beat this year’s Lytham Trophy winner Josh McMahon, 5 and 4, in their fourth-round match. The 16-year-old will now come up against the in-form Curtis Knipes in the next round. Knipes, who played in The Open at Royal Portrush, claimed a 2-and-1 victory over experienced international Tom Sloman from.

Gough is not the only member of next week’s England Boys’ Home International team left in the draw because Walton Heath teenager, Enrique Dimayuga, defeated Daniel Bradbury, 2 and 1, in their fourth-round match and will now play Callum Farr, who ran out a 3-and-2 winner over Jason Stokes.

The last quarterfinal will feature Bradley Bawden against Joe Harvey.

Results: English Amateur
WinEnglandConor GoughEngland700
Runner-upEnglandCallum FarrEngland500
SemifinalsEnglandJake BurnageEngland400
SemifinalsEnglandBrad BawdenEngland400
QuarterfinalsEnglandJack FloyddEngland300

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ABOUT THE English Amateur

The English Amateur was played in its inaugural year of 1925 at Hoylake when local golfer T Froes Ellison captured the title. He successfully defended the following year at Walton Heath, a feat achieved by only six others: Frank Pennink, Alan Thirlwell, Michael Bonallack, Harry Ashby, Mark Foster, and Paul Casey. Sir Nick Faldo is the most famous to have won the event as the six-time major champion won the 1975 tournament at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

The tournament consists of two stroke play rounds, after which the top 64 players will advance to the match play rounds, culminating in a 36-hole final between two finalists.

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