Jack Davidson takes Spanish Int'l Am Title
Spanish International Amateur winner Jack Davidson
(Llanwern Golf Club Twitter Photo)
VALENCIA, Spain (March 5, 2017) -- Jack Davidson
went from the last man into match play to the last
man standing. On Sunday at Campo de golf de El
Saler Davidson swung his way to a 4&3 victory in
the championship match of the Spanish
Down one after the morning 18 against No. 14
Marco Penge of England, Davidson found an extra
gear in the
afternoon round as he ultimately pulled away.
Davidson, the 32-seed, trailed 2 down after 14 holes
battling back to tie the match on the 17th hole only
to see Penge win the 18th hole and regain the lead
after the first round.
However, that lead didn't last long as Davidson of
Wales squared the match again on the opening hole
of the second round and then took the lead for good
on No. 4.
Davidson was just 1 up following the 29th hole but
won three of the next four holes to close out the
match on the 15th green.
The finals at the Spanish International Amateur have
been set and it will be 32-seed Jack Davidson facing
off against 14-seed Marco Penge.
The 36-hole final at Campo de golf de El Saler will
begin at 8:30 a.m. local time on Sunday.
Davidson, the final player to make it to match play,
kicked off his run to the finals with a 2&1 upset win
over top-seed and medalist winner Christopher
MaClean in the first round.
The magical run to the finals was completed with a
2&1 win in the semifinals over 20-seed Kevin
LeBlanc. Davidson, from Wales, has been in good
form this year after recording a seventh place last
month at the Portuguese International Amateur.
Penge, of England, moved onto the finals with a
commanding 5&3 victory in the semifinals. Penge is
looking to build off a strong 2016 season that
included a second place showing at the French
Amateur and a fourth place showing at the Irish
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36 hole stroke play qualifying from which 32
players advance to match play.
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