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R&A does away with British Mid-Amateur

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The R&A has elected to discontinue the British Mid-Amateur Championship and remove it from its championship calendar. Small fields for the event and a subsequent lack of quality in depth contributed to the event’s ending.

"The British Mid-Amateur has produced some notable champions… but it has struggled to establish itself as a sufficiently distinctive event in the British men's amateur golfing calendar,” said David Hill, the R&A Director of Championships.

Matthew Cryer will be the final player to have his name engraved on the Mid Amateur trophy, having won earlier this year at Alwoodley Golf Club.

The British Mid-Amateur, first played in 1995, restricts entry to male amateur golfers aged 25 and over.

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