Jack Davidson takes Spanish Int'l Am Title
Spanish International Amateur winner Jack Davidson <br>(Llanwern Golf Club Twitter Photo)
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 International Amateur.

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 Amateur.

Results: Copa S.M. El Rey
WinWalesJack DavidsonWales1000
Runner-upEnglandMarco PengeEngland700
SemifinalsIrelandKevin Le BlancIreland500
SemifinalsSpainEduard RousaudSpain500
QuarterfinalsSpainDavid PuigSpain400

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36 hole stroke play qualifying from which 32 players advance to match play. Draws a strong field from across Europe.

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