Quarterfinals Set at English Amateur
Tom Robson advances (England Golf/Leaderboard Photography)
SCARBOROUGH, UK (July 28, 2016) -- Dorset’s Tom Robson knocked out top seed Will Enefer today to claim his place in the quarter-finals of the men’s English Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club.
“It’s been a good day,” said Robson, pictured top, (Weymouth) who earlier defeated Leon Fricker (Yelverton) 3/2. He’s in the quarter finals for the second year in a row and said: “Anything now is a bonus, I just want to enjoy it, that’s what I do it for.”
Robson had the upper hand throughout his match against Enefer, never dropping behind and eventually winning 2/1. Tomorrow he plays Jack Gaunt (Drayton Park) who was taken to the 21st before clinching his match against Jay Beisser (The Rayleigh).
Yorkshire hopes of a third home winner in a row – after Nick Marsh and Joe Dean – now rest with Dan Brown, pictured right (Masham). He’s the county’s sole survivor after Steve Robins (Hull) was beaten on the last this afternoon by Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak).
Brown had a topsy-turvy day. First he sped through his morning match against Ben Amor (Marlborough) with the help of a hole-in-one on the 158-yard 5th, where he used an eight iron. It was his third hole in one, but his first since he was 11, 10 years ago.
This afternoon he faced Daniel Sutton (Walsall) and had to withstand a determined fightback before making his way into the quarter finals.
Brown was four up after 10, but after 17 holes the pair were level, and Brown had to produce a closing birdie to win through. “It was a good birdie under a lot of pressure,” he said. “I’m relieved more than anything.”
Tomorrow Brown will play Tom Gandy (Rowany), who knocked out Lytham Trophy winner Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) this afternoon by 2/1.
Jamie Mist (Hayling) beat international Paul Kinnear (Formby) 3/1 and will face boy international Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor). Strickland defeated another international, Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park), this afternoon.
The last quarter final will be between George Bloor (Cavendish) and Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak). Bloor beat Laird Shepherd (Rye) on the 19th this afternoon while Singh Brar defeated Steve Robins (Hull) by one hole.
ABOUT THE English Amateur
The English Amateur was played in its inaugural
year of 1925 at Hoylake when local golfer T
Froes Ellison captured the title. He successfully
defended the following year at Walton
Heath, a feat achieved by only six others: Frank
Pennink, Alan Thirlwell, Michael Bonallack, Harry
Ashby, Mark Foster, and Paul Casey. Sir Nick
Faldo is the most famous to have won the event
as the six-time major champion won the 1975
tournament at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
The tournament consists of two stroke
play rounds, after which the top 64 players
will advance to the match
play rounds, culminating in a 36-hole final
between two finalists.
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