Congratulations to Ilkley member Chris Atkins, who finished 32nd in the Yorkshire Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club held between 21st and 23rd August.
The field of 150 of Yorkshire’s best amateur golfers took on the difficult course at Ganton and played the opening two rounds over two days with the top 40 players and ties making the cut for rounds three and four, with both rounds played on the final day.
After a superb opening round of 73, Chris was well placed in a tie for 8th place. The second round presented the players with more challenging conditions, but Chris worked hard to return a score of 79 to comfortably make the cut.
In the final two rounds Chris scored a 78 followed by an 83 to finish in 32nd place and secure a place in the Yorkshire Amateur Matchplay Championship to be held at York Golf Club between 6th – 8th September.
Chris’ first round match on Thursday 6th September will be against James Cass from Fulford Golf Club, teeing off at 11.48am. We wish Chris the best of luck in the Matchplay Championship.