The U. A series of stroke-play qualifiers is played around the United States in the months leading up to the tournament, giving any amateur golfer who meets the criteria a chance to qualify. Amateur Championship was first played in A handful of U. Ams have been played fully at stroke play, but nearly all have culminated in match play.
English Girls' Open Championship
South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Born in Leidschendam , Netherlands, van Driel took up golf at the age of His junior and amateur career, up to and including , saw him win the Dutch National Strokeplay Championship under  and under Also during this period he took some time away from the game to complete a bachelor's degree in Economics and Sports Marketing at the Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam. In he won the Dutch National Matchplay Championship. He ended his amateur career by taking second place  in the qualifying school for the season of the Alps Tour , one of the European third-tier satellite tours. In his first year as a professional golfer, van Driel competed in the Alps Tour.
U.S. Amateur Championship: Major USGA Golf Tournament
Kevin Lucas and Ben Geyer share the hole tournament record with a score of under-par Format: 18 holes qualifying. Championship play is 54 holes of stroke play 18 holes per day. After 36 holes the field will be cut to 40 players and ties.
The Amateur Championship sometimes referred to as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the UK is a golf tournament which has been held annually in the United Kingdom since except during the two World Wars, and in and when Ireland hosted the championship. It is one of the two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, alongside the U. It normally has the widest international representation of any individual amateur event, with 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the championship. Before World War II it was regarded as one of golf's major championships , but given the modern dominance of the sport by professional golfers , this is no longer the case.