Foley shines in Bahrain taking low amateur title in King Hamad Trophy

Ronan MacNamara

Hugh Foley (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Hugh Foley’s trophy-laden season continued at the King Hamad Trophy on Saturday as he scooped the leading amateur prize in Bahrain.

Foley finished in a share of second place in the invitational for elite amateurs and professionals at Royal Golf Club.

The Royal Dublin golfer teed off three shots off the pace heading into the final round and a solid two-under 70 secured him the low amateur title on ten-under-par, three behind Tom Sloman.


Foley who is the reigning North and South of Ireland champion roared out of the traps with three birdies in four holes to grab a share of the lead.

Dropped shots on the seventh and ninth handed the initiative to Sloman and overnight leader Joshua White.

The 25-year-old responded with three birdies in four holes on the back nine while dropped shots on 12 and 18 didn’t prove costly as he was a comfortable winner of the amateur prize.

Sean and Patrick Keeling of Roganstown also impressed throughout the week, making the final round cut.

Patrick was the leading brother on four-over while Sean was back on plus nine in 34th and 39th respectively.

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