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Dublin: 9°C Tuesday 13 April 2021

Cork's Sugrue through to prestigious Amateur Open final at Portmarnock

The 22-year-old will be the home favourite in Saturday’s 36-hole decider.

Sugrue celebrates his semi-final win.
Sugrue celebrates his semi-final win.
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AN IRISHMAN HAS qualified for the final of the prestigious Amateur Open Championship, which is being staged at Portmarnock Golf Club this weekend.

Cork native James Sugrue enjoyed a memorable day on the famous north Dublin links today, as he won his quarter-final and then came through a high-quality semi-final against Australian David Micheluzzi, the highest ranked player in the field.

The 22-year-old recorded a 3 and 1 victory over Micheluzzi earlier and will face Scotland’s Euan Walker in the 36-hole decider at Portmarnock tomorrow. 

Sugrue is bidding to become the first Irishman since Brian McElhinney in 2005 to win the Amateur Open, with a victory also guaranteeing him a place at next month’s Open in Portrush. 

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