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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Phelan gets Ireland call

Kevin Phelan,the Waterford product now living in the States, who made his international debut in the four-country series at Ashburham earlier in the month, is included in the three-man Irish side for the World Amateur Team championship in Argentina in October.

Phelan, currently a student at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville has a stunning record in stroke-play tournaments -- he has recorded 19 sub-par rounds and eight top-10 finishes in America this year.

The highlight of his year came when Phelan (19) qualified For The US Open at Pebble Beach and says he would love to play for Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup.

Paul Cutler, the Lytham Trophy winner currently ranked 10th in the world will spearhead the Irish challenge in Buenos Aires -- this week he plays in the St Andrews Trophy match in Italy.

Also in the side is Rathmore's Alan Dunbar, who won the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin in May -- he won the Order of Merit title this year. Captain of the Irish team will be Kevin Flanagan.

The Eisenhower Trophy will be contested over 72 holes over the Buenos Aires and Olivos courses from October 28-31.

Irish Independent

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