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Tuesday 17 July 2018

Five Irish into last 32

Kinsale’s St Andrews Links Trophy champion John Murphy defeated Worcestershire’s Oliver Farrell 4&2 to set up a clash with USA’s Walker Lee (stock picture)
Kinsale’s St Andrews Links Trophy champion John Murphy defeated Worcestershire’s Oliver Farrell 4&2 to set up a clash with USA’s Walker Lee (stock picture)

All five Irish qualifiers remain in contention at the 123rd Amateur Championship after they all secured their place in this morning's round of 32 at Royal Aberdeen.

Rowan Lester will be the first of the quintet attempting to make it through to the last 16 when he takes on Englishman Ben Hutchinson.

Hermitage man Lester was in terrific form yesterday as he recorded a 6&5 victory over England's David Hague. Mallow's James Sugrue made it through on the 19th against Australian Kyle Michel and now faces Swede Christoffer Palsson.

Portmarnock's Conor Purcell takes on Royal Liverpool's Walker Cup star Matthew Jordan - sixth in the world amateur rankings. Purcell got through after beating Spaniard Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero Torres 2&1.

Meanwhile, another Spaniard Victor Pastor stands between Flogas Irish Amateur Open champion Robin Dawson and a place in the round of 16 after the Tramore man beat David Ravetto 4&2.

Kinsale's St Andrews Links Trophy champion John Murphy defeated Worcestershire's Oliver Farrell 4&2 to set up a clash with USA's Walker Lee.

Irish Independent

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