Golf round-up

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Gary Wolstenholme, the 35-year-old Walker Cup player from Bristol, yesterday beat Blackburn's Tony Jackson 6 and 5 in the first round of the English Amateur Championship at Nottingham, and was seven under par when the match finished on the 13th green. Fellow seed Mike Reynard followed up a record ninth club championship at Moseley with a 3 and 2 win over Clive Radford, concluding the match with one of five birdies on the 16th. Peter Fenton, the 22-year-old from Huddersfield, made a 5 and 3 triumph over Kent's Darren Bicknall to become the third seed to go through.

David Robertson moved into the second round of the J&B Scottish Amateur Championship across his home course of Dunbar yesterday with a comfortable 3 and 2 opening victory against Euan Little. The reigning champion, Simon Mackenzie, of West Linton, joined Robertson in moving through to the second round but was still not hopeful of becoming only the fourth player to retain the prestigious title. Roger Beames, of Wick, who suffered such a one hole defeat in the final of the British Amateur Championship at Turnberry in May, won his initial encounter over Paul Peyton, of Calcot Park, by a 4 and 2 margin.

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