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World Amateur Team Championships: Ireland Edge Closer To Historic Gold

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Just two years on from an incredible bronze medal showing in Mexico, Ireland are in with a fantastic chance of securing a historic gold medal at the World Amateur Team Championships in Carton House.

The Ireland team of John Murphy, Robin Dawson, and Conor Purcell have performed heroically this week, shooting a combined 271 after the first two rounds of the Eisenhower Trophy, to sit in a tie for 2nd place at 19 under par. New Zealand lead the tournament on twenty under, but Ireland will be growing with confidence following another strong day on the Carton House fairways.

Victory, or a medal for that matter, in the World Amateur Team Championships would cap a thrilling end to a fantastic amateur career for Dawson, who plans to turn professional later this year.

“I’m not going to wait around for that. I feel the timing is right now and I’ve had a good year.” commented Dawson on his upcoming progression to the professional ranks.

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Tramore’s Dawson led the Irish charge on Day 1, shooting an outstanding 65 on the Montgomerie Course, before adding a 68 on Day 2 on the O’Meara. The form of Dawson sees him sitting in a tie for second in the individual scoring too, just behind Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanja.

Kinsale’s John Murphy followed up his opening day 69 with a 70 on Thursday, before Conor Purcell shot consecutive 69s to see Ireland remain well in the hunt for medals in a field full of the world’s top amateurs.

A considerable amount of golf remains to be played as we enter the penultimate round of the Eisenhower, but Ireland are in with a real chance to rewrite the history books and seal an unforgettable home victory.

Robin Dawson
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World Amateur Team Championship

 

The Eisenhower Trophy, At Carton House, Kildare
Round Two Scores (Complete)
270 New Zealand (Ieremia 66, Mountcastle 76, Hillier 65)
271 Denmark (Axelsen 69, Hojgaard 70, Hojgaard 70)
271 Ireland (Murphy 70, Purcell 69, Dawson 68)
271 Thailand (Hamamoto 71, Kaewkanjana 65, Chothirunrungrueng 66)
272 Canada (Bernard 66, Rank 72, Savoie 67)
273 Spain (Pastor 75, Del Rey 64, Hidalgo 69)
273 United States of America (Morikawa 66, Suh 67, Hammer 71)
274 Italy (Manzoni 77, Mazzoli 64, Scalise 69)
274 Sweden (Widing 68, Gillberg 65, Nilehn 68)
275 Austria (Steinlechner 69, Regner 67, Lipold 69)
277 Germany (Hammer 67, Long 76, John 72)
278 Argentina (Schonbaum 72, Fernandez de Oliveira 69, Contini 68)
278 England (Petrozzi 68, Waite 70, Jordan 70)
279 Australia (Lee 68, Micheluzzi 74, Wools-Cobb 70)
279 Norway (Hovland 73, Reitan 70, Volden 68)
279 Republic of Korea (Choi 73, Jang 68, Oh 78)
279 Wales (Chamberlain 74, Hapgood 68, Williams 70)
280 Chile (Morgan Birke 71, Errazuriz 73, Gana 69)
280 Scotland (Lumsden 67, Scott 71, Walker 69)
280 Switzerland (Freiburghaus 71, Cohen 72, Ettlin 74)
281 India (Kaul 73, Bedi 72, John Thomas 72)
281 Japan (Kanaya 68, Nakajima WD, Imano 76)
282 Serbia (Cvetkovic 73, Dimitrijevic 68, Gudelj 67)
284 Colombia (Ramirez Velandia 71, Restrepo 78, Ardila 70)
284 Costa Rica (Gagne 67, Chaplet 68, Ortiz 73)
284 Czech Republic (Zuska 72, Hruby 72, Zach 70)
284 France (Gandon 73, Lacroix 72, Veyret 72)
284 Poland (Pakosch 77, Pedryc 68, Szmidt 74)
285 Belgium (Dumont de Chassart 71, De Bondt 73, de Wouters d’Oplinter 70)
285 Estonia (Hellat 70, Jegers 75, Turba 69)
286 Netherlands (Ji 70, Kraai 81, van Tilburg 72)
286 Peoples Republic of China (Chen 71, Liang 72, Zhang 74)
286 Portugal (Lopes 78, Girao 79, Lencart 70)
287 Dominican Republic (Valverde A 76, Pena 75, Guerra 71)
287 Venezuela (Garcia 69, Brauckmeyer 73, Prieto 82)
288 Peru (Zubiate 74, Freundt-Thurne 72, Barco 72)
288 Singapore (Ho 75, Lee 73, Foo 69)
289 Guatemala (Villavicencio Calderon 75, Castellanos Conde 73, Gurtner 70)
289 Zimbabwe (Allard 75, Amm 73, Krog 80)
290 Puerto Rico (Esteve 79, Alverio 72, Morales 73)
291 Iceland (Sveinbergsson 72, Juliusson 72, Petursson 73)
291 Mexico (Pereda 74, Terrazas 73, Ortiz Becerra 73)
292 Hong Kong, China (Cheung 71, D’Souza 76, Ng 75)
292 Morocco (Id Omar 68, Raouzi 83, Dahmane 76)
294 Saudi Arabia (Almulla 72, Alsakha 78, Attieh 72)
294 South Africa (Saulez 75, Nienaber 76, Mitchell WD)
295 Finland (Mahonen 76, Honkala 75, Valimaki 73)
296 Slovakia (Brezovsky 78, Mach 70, Lucansky 78)
297 Taipei, Chinese (Wang 70, Lai 75, Ho 77)
299 Bermuda (Dillas 75, Ming 80, Campbell 81)
299 Brazil (Ishii 77, Park 75, Machado 76)
299 Turkey (Esmer 75, Yamac 75, Acikalin 75)
299 Uruguay (Reyes 76, Teuten 76, Alvarez 75)
300 Croatia (Buerk 76, Stepinac 78, Vucemil 79)
302 Luxembourg (Weis 76, Weis 76, Winandy 82)
303 Slovenia (Trnovec 76, Potocar 80, Burkelca 75)
304 Malta (Borg 75, Critien 78, Micallef 81)
304 Qatar (Al Kaabi 79, Al Kuwari 77, Al Shahrani 81)
307 Cayman Islands (Hastings 76, Wight 75, Jarvis 75)
307 Guam (Camacho 74, Manalo 78, Poe 79)
308 Panama (Ducruet 75, Cargiulo 79, Ordonez 77)
308 United Arab Emirates (Al Jasmi 75, Skaik 77, Thabet 83)
310 Liechtenstein (Schredt 90, Schreiber 74, Schredt 83)
310 Republic of Moldova (Coica 77, Volostnykh 79, Podgainii 100)
315 Bulgaria (Marinov 76, Savov 89, Staykov 81)
327 Lithuania (Vaicius WD, Momkus 90, Markevicius 76)
329 Ghana (Angel 82, Dogbe 83, Kusi-Boateng 91)
329 Nigeria (Thompson 83, Inalegwu 85, Thompson 90)
337 Haiti (Brandt 93, Saint-Fort 99, Mehu 77)
347 Iraq (Al-Hashimi 103, Barnouti 92, Radee 80)
371 Gabon (Illien 84, Perez Ayo 94)
373 Armenia (Balyan 104, Karakhanyan 94, Saghatelyan 122)

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