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Monday 09th May 2016

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9.5.2016 //// SUBSCRIBE HERE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS: CLICK TO VIEW CONTENTS NORTHERN IREL AND OPEN PUBLISHERS: Walton Media, Unit E7 Calmount Office Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12 SALES: Anders Johansson, Tel: +353 (1) 456 9369 Email: EDITORIAL: Tel: +353 1 460 3273 Email: CONTRIBUTORS: Brian Keogh, David Gorman DESIGN: Liviu Lungu, Rogério Viola Jnr PHOTOGRAPHY: Getty Images, Inpho, Pat Cashman ACCOUNTS: Joanna Zha, Tel: +353 1 460 3273 COPYRIGHT: No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without written permission of Walton Media. If such permission is granted, the source must be acknowledged at time and place of use. EUROPEAN TOUR PGA TOUR CHALLENGE TOUR LPGA TOUR IRISH NEWS EQUIPMENT STATS Dan Walton Shootout in Irish Amateur Open shows the strength of Irish golf AMATEUR GOLF IN RUDE HEALTH W arrenpoint's Colm Campbell outlasted Jack Hume to win the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin. However, the real victor was golf. It was a superbly contested tournament where neither player deserved to lose. It was to be 29-year-old Campbell who would prevail by a single stroke with a cool par on the last to secure victory. Winning by six strokes at one point, he had to rally to repel a back nine surge from Naas man Jack Hume, who holed a 60- foot putt on the last hole to almost force a playoff. Yet, Campbell kept his nerve to win his biggest tournament to date. He finished the week on 16-under, having broken par in all four rounds. It was a glorious shootout on the links of the capital. It is now nine months since a five-strong GB&I team beat the Americans to win the Walker Cup. With messrs Hume and Campbell making a tough test like Royal Dublin look a breeze, it seems like Irish amateur golf has never been stronger. Colm Campbell

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