Ben follows in his father’s footsteps at Burnham & Berrow

Ben Amor.

Ben Amor. - Credit: Archant

Ben Amor followed in his father’s footsteps when he won the West of England Open Amateur Championship at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club.

BEN AMOR created a new record in winning the prestigious West of England Open Amateur Championship at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club.

Ben, aged 20, from Marlborough Golf Club in Wiltshire, added his name to the magnificent trophy won by his father Simon in 1991, becoming the first father and son to win the tournament that started in 1912.

Wiltshire county player Ben, who plays off a +3 handicap and has recently made it onto the England training squad, did his aspirations of getting onto the team no harm by beating Gloucestershire county player Noah Hessey, from Long Ashton 6&5 in the 36-hole final.

Amor found himself two up after the morning round with little to separate them. However, the afternoon round saw him move into another gear covering the front nine in three under par, including an eagle at the par five eighth hole to gain two more holes over Hessey putting him four up.

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The War Memorial Trophy, which acts as the 36-hole strokeplay qualifying round for the West of England was won by Sam Edwards from Bigbury Golf Club in Devon, with a level par two round total of 142, after rounds of 72 and 70. Sam lost out to Amor in the semi-final.

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