Spanish International: Medalist Owen Edwards taken out by 32 seed Stuart Grehan
SEVILLA, Spain (March 4, 2016) -- On paper, Owen Edwards looked to be one of the favorites to go all the way at the Spanish International Amateur. With two top-5 finishes in big events in February, and after claiming medalist honors at this tournament, nobody would have expected anyone to knock him out in the first round.
But 18 hole matches are fickle beasts, and today Edwards (England) was taken out by Irish player Stuart Grehan, 4-and-3.
Reigning British Amateur champion Romain Langasque -- who will soon play the Georgia Cup match against U.S. Am Champion Bryson De Chambeau prior to the players' Masters appearance -- didn't have any trouble advancing.
After firing 64 in the second round of stroke play qualifying to take the No. 3 seed, Langasque advanced in the first round over No. 30 seed Daniel Brown, 7-and-6.
Other players to watch out for include Italy's Guido Migliozzi -- the No. 4 seed advanced in 20 holes over Markus Maukner.
MEDAL PLAY QUALIFYING STORY
SEVILLA, Spain -- Owen Edwards played exceptional golf in the month of Feburary and its been more of the same so far at the Spanish International Amateur.
Coming off of back-to-back top 5 finishes at the European Nations Cup and Portuguese International Amateur, Edwards fired rounds of 66-72 to claim the number one overall seed in matchplay.
British Amateur champion Romain Langasque struggled with an opening 76 but turned it around nicely with a 64 to earn him the 3rd seed. The low Spainard is Mario Galiano who is the 5th seed after rounds of 70 and 71.
The final cut to the low 32 was made at 147 (3-over). Spain's premiere amateur event will continue with the first round of matchplay on Friday.
ABOUT THE Copa S.M. El Rey
36 hole stroke play qualifying from which 32
players advance to match play. Draws a strong field
from across Europe.
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