Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 August 2013: Eden Course and Old Course
18 hole qualifying scratch and handicap match play tournament – for boys under 18 years of age on 1 January 2013 with a handicap not exceeding 9 – 150 places – £30 entry fee - closing date Thursday 27 June 2013.
Established in 1948, the St Andrews Boys’ Open has a long tradition of providing a high level of competition for aspiring young players giving them the opportunity to compete on Championship courses at St Andrews Links, including the Old Course.
The Merchants’ Cup was presented by the St Andrews Merchants’ Association to recognise the scratch winner of the 18 hole qualifying and match play competition. A recent winner in 2005 was Chris Wood, now a successful participant on the European Tour. The Murray Mitchell Trophy, presented by a well renowned local golfing family, is awarded to the handicap winner of the 18 hole qualifying and match play competition.
The 2013 tournament will take place from Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 August (practice day Monday 5 August).