West of Ireland Open: Semifinal matches locked in
Dermot McElroy
Dermot McElroy

COUNTY SLIGO, IRELAND (March 28, 2016)--Another 36-holes are in the books at the West of Ireland Open and the final four has been determined. The semifinals in the countries first major of the year will be played tomorrow morning at The County Sligo Golf Club with the championship match to follow in the afternoon


Colm Campbell vs. Daniel Holland

Dermot McElroy vs. Jonathan Yates

The headline name remaining in the field is the defending champion Dermot McElroy. He will be looking to be the first repeat champion of event since Rory McIlroy took home the trophy in 2005 and 2006.

McElroy advanced to the semifinals following wins over Cathal Butler (3&2) in the round of 16 and Kevin LeBlanc (2 up) in the quarterfinals.

His opponent in the semifinals tomorrow will be Jonathan Yates. "This afternoon everything clicked and I literally did not miss a shot," said Yates to Golfnet following his round.

In the final 16 Yates upended qualifier Harry Duggan (5&4) before defeating Matthew Kane (6&5) in the round of eight. All in all it was an easy day of work for Yates.

2014 East of Ireland champion Colm Campbell punched his ticket to the semifinals with wins over Des Morgan (1 up) and local favorite, medalist winner, Sean Flanagan (3&2). Campbell had the highlight shot of the day with a hole-in-one on the par-three fourth in his first match against Morgan.

"Hopefully I can maintain the form going into tomorrow and hopefully I can be standing here tomorrow evening as West of Ireland champion," said Campbell after his two wins.

He will be facing Daniel Holland in final four tomorrow morning. Holland won in the round of 16 2&1 over Aaron Grant then defeated Gavin Fitzmaurice (2&1) in the afternoon matches. This will be the first time that Holland has competed as a semifinalist in a major championship.

-Golfnet contributed to this story

Results For West of Ireland Open Amateur Championship
WinIrelandJonathan YatesIreland400
Runner-upIrelandDaniel HollandIreland300
SemifinalsNorthern IrelandColm CampbellNorthern Ireland200
SemifinalsNorthern IrelandDermot McElroyNorthern Ireland200
QuarterfinalsIrelandSean FlanaganIreland100

View full results for West of Ireland Open Amateur Championship

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Match play open amateur event; 36 holes of qualifying determines a match play bracket of 64 players.

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