Sugrue Savours Home Success at The Amateur
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-06-24
By THE R&A
James Sugrue savoured success on home soil to win The 124th Amateur Championship at Portmarnock.
The Irishman thrilled around 3,000 spectators at the renowned links near Dublin to defeat Scotland’s Euan Walker in an exciting 36-hole final. Sugrue was five up after nine holes but was forced to survive Walker’s sterling comeback to all square before clinching a one-hole win on the final green.
Played in glorious weather, Sugrue’s fast start and sharp short game skills proved key as the Mallow member became the first Irish player to win the famous title since Alan Dunbar in 2012.