Europe win Bonallack Trophy


Surrey’s David Boote, 21, played an important role in the European Team which won the Bonallack Trophy this week,. The team of top European amateurs played the best amateurs from the Asia-Pacific region and won 21.5 to 21.5 at the Vidago Palace Golf Club, Portugal. Every member of the European team contributed at least 2 points.

David’s results were impressive. He won his singles match 4 and 3 and also scored two wins in each of the foursomes matches, by one hole and an outstanding 5 and 4 win with his partner Jack Hume from Ireland.

Welsh international David is in his final year at Stanford University, California where he is a human sciences major. He is a member of both Walton Heath and Kingswood golf clubs in Surrey.

This year he has finished 4th in the South American Amateur Championship and won last year’s Welsh Amateur Championship. He intends to turn professional after he graduates.

The Bonallack Trophy is named after the former secretary of the Royal and Ancient, Sir Michael Bonallack who was British Amateur Champion five times and played in the Walker Cup Matches against the United States nine times. Competitors from Europe are chosen for the team on the basis of their position in the World Amateur Rankings with special attention given to their results in match play events.

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