Monday 18 December 2017

Ireland's Euro glory

Gavin Moynihan
Gavin Moynihan

Ireland won the European Nations Cup at the Spanish Amateur Championship in Jerez's Sherry Club.

And four Irish aces - Robin Dawson, Jack Hume, Gavin Moynihan and Gary Hurley - stayed in contention for individual honours in the Championship with solid rounds.

Dawson led the way with a 143 total after a 70, while Hume and Hurley were bracketed together on 145 after carding second-round scores of 72 and 75 respectively to qualify for the knock-out phase.

Moynihan, who improved by eight strokes on his previous round, also made it through to the last 32 with a 148 aggregate.

With a 36-hole total of 285, and two out of three cards counting, Ireland triumphed by four strokes from England A and France A.

Hurley now faces Jim Liu while Hume meets Lars Keunen, while there is an all-Irish battle between Moynihan and Dawson.

And in the Ladies Championship, the Irish pair of Chloe Ryan and Maria Dunne also qualified after recording scores of level-par 72 yesterday.

Irish Independent

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