AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close down to the final 16

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AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close down to the final 16

16 players remain in the 2022 AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close, at Headfort GC after a day of surprises in the top half of the draw, Quentin Carew defeated top seed Alex Maguire in Round 1, followed by a win over Rory Milne in the afternoon.

Enniscorthy’s Paul Conroy is the highest remaining seed in the top half of the draw. The no.4 seed defeated David Foy in the morning, before getting the better of Allan Kiernan in the afternoon.

In the bottom half, no.2 seed Matthew McClean came from behind to defeat Letterkenny’s Cian Harkin on the 18th in Round 1. The Malone golfer then beat Co. Louth’s Gerard Dunne in the afternoon.

Hugh Foley had a marathon day needing 37 holes to advance to Round 3. The Royal Dublin golfer came from behind to beat Sean Flanagan on the 19th hole in Round 1, before overcoming Ireland teammate Jack McDonnell on the 18th in Round 2.

Only two players remain with a chance of winning the Men’s Bridgestone Tour. Foley and McClean can both win the title this week, but the Dubliner is in pole position and could have it wrapped up after his Round 3 match with Max Kennedy.

Among the other standout ties in Round 3 sees McClean against Sean Keeling, and defending champion Peter O’Keefe against Annraoi Collins. Those matches begin at 8am.

AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close – Round 3 Matches
Quentin Carew v Jake Foley
Jamie Butler v Sam Murphy
Paul Conroy v Andrew Hickey
Ryan Symington v Simon Walker
Matthew McClean v Sean Keeling
Peter O’Keeffe v Annraoi Collins
Max Kennedy v Hugh Foley
Richard Knightly v Joseph Byrne

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