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England’s Evans On A Rare Run Of Form

Jimmy Walker has recently received a lot of plaudits for claiming three victories in just eight appearances on the PGA Tour. It is certainly a meritorious achievement but Walker is by no means golf’s only current serial winner because during much the same time span a 26-year-old English amateur has been just as dominant in his own sphere. Step forward Ryan Evans, from Wellingborough Golf Club in Northamptonshire, who since last May has notched no less than five major victories, including three during a recent five-week trip to Australia. Evans has also posted three second-place finishes during the last eight months, which gives further credence to the claim this genial English international is currently the hottest amateur golfer on the planet. The Englishman’s run started last May when he finished tied third behind Adrien Saddier at the French International Amateur (Murat Cup). Later in 2013 he was also to win both the Berkshire Trophy and the Biarritz Cup, finish tied second in the St Andrews Links Trophy and the South of England Amateur before completing the season by amassing a haul of five points out of six as England regained the Raymond Trophy in the Home Internationals at Ganton. Evans was GB&I’s most consistent performer during the latter part of the 2013 season and on his recent trip Down Under he promptly started where he had left off the previous year.


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