Congratulations to Jake Whelan reaching Semi Final at South of Ireland Amateur Open
South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship 2019 at Lahinch GC.
Jake played magnificently in the Qualifying Round on Fri 26th and Sat 27th July to progress to the matchplay stage.
Round 1 had 64 qualifiers and Jake was drawn against Hugh O’Hare of Fortwilliam GC. The match went to the 19th Hole and Jake emerged victorious.
Round 2, with 32 players left, Jake drew the Championship favourite, James Sugrue from Mallow GC. Sugrue had played in The Open at Royal Portrush last week but found Jake too much to handle with Jake winning on the 18th.
Round 3 on Sat 27th July at 7.09am and Jake is up against Matthew McClean of Malone GC. Jake sinks a 20 foot putt on 18th to win the match and makes it to the Quarter Finals in the afternoon.
Quarter Final draw matches Jake with Hugh Foley of Royal Dublin GC. Teed off 1.00pm. Jake wrapped up an enthralling match with a 3 & 2 win to progress to the Semi Final on Sunday 28th July 2019
Jake was drawn against Keith Egan of Carton House GC in the Semi Final. Keith won the clash 5 & 3.
Congratulations Jake on superb performances all week. You were top class and we are extremely proud of you in Newlands