Jordan denies Galbraith at St Andrews

Matthew Jordan

Matthew Jordan

Hoylake’s Matthew Jordan survived a late wobble and a push by Whitehead’s John Ross Galbraith to lift the St Andrews Links Trophy and succeed Naas’ Conor O’Rourke as champion.

The Royal Liverpool player has had an excellent season but needed a win to push himself into the reckoning for a Walker Cup spot despite not being a member of the panel.

Now he’s very much in the frame after he closed with rounds of 69 and 70 to overhaul the Galbraith and win by a shot on 11-under 277.

Tied for the lead with Galbraith after a 69 in the morning, Jordan birdied five of his first 12 holes to move five shots clear of the Irish star on 14 under par.

While he bogeyed the 13th. he was still four ahead standing on the 17th but finished bogey, bogey to set the target.

Galbraith got back to nine under par with one to play but couldn’t out from the Valley of Sin for eagle to force a playoff and had to settle for a birdie and a fine second place finish.

As for the rest of the Irish, Robin Dawson, Conor Purcell and Colm Campbell tied for 10th on four-under with Jordan Hood tied 30th on one-under.

O’Rourke tied for 42nd on four over with Jonathan Yates and Caolan Rafferty a shot further back.

St Andrews Links Trophy, St Andrews

Detailed scores

277 Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool Golf Club) 70 68 69 70

278 John Ross Galbraith (Ireland) 66 71 70 71

279 Ben Ferguson (Australia) 70 68 71 70

280 Laird Shepherd (Rye Golf Club) 75 67 70 68, Andres Gallegos (Argentina) 72 71 69 68, David Boote (Walton Heath Golf Club) 73 69 69 69

282 Liam Johnston (Dumfries & County Golf Club) 71 71 69 71

283 Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham Golf Club) 72 71 71 69, Jack Davidson (Llanwern Golf Club) 71 73 70 69

284 Mateusz Gradecki (Poland) 73 71 72 68, Robin Dawson (Ireland) 69 71 74 70, Conor Purcell (Ireland) 72 72 69 71, Calum Fyfe (Cawder Golf Club) 71 70 70 73, Craig Howie (Peebles Golf Club) 69 72 69 74, Alejandro Tosti (Argentina) 69 70 71 74, Bailey Gill (Lindrick Golf Club) 72 70 68 74, Colm Campbell (Ireland) 72 68 70 74

285 Daniel Brown (Masham Golf Club) 72 72 72 69, Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall Golf Club) 70 70 75 70, Kyle McClatchie (South Africa) 70 69 76 70, Santeri Lehesmaa (Finland) 70 68 77 70, Andoni Etchenique (France) 71 73 70 71, David Micheluzzi (Australia) 67 71 73 74

286 Luke Brown (New Zealand) 69 73 72 72, Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten Golf Club) 71 72 71 72, Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park Golf Club) 76 66 72 72, Todd Clements (Braintree Golf Club) 71 68 74 73, Alejandro Del Rey González (Spain) 70 69 74 73, Claudio Consul (Germany) 67 71 71 77

287 Jordan Hood (Ireland) 71 71 72 73, Jamie Stewart (Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club Ltd) 67 71 75 74

288 Zach Murray (Australia) 69 73 74 72, Tom Harris (Castletown Golf Club) 70 71 69 78

289 Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park Golf Club) 72 70 75 72, Sam Done (Kenwick Park Golf Club) 73 71 69 76, Jamie Clare (Long Sutton Golf Club) 72 69 70 78

290 Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor Golf Club) 69 75 76 70

291 Pavan Sagoo (Ealing Golf Club) 73 71 75 72, Stefano Mazzoli (Italy) 73 70 75 73, Euan Walker (Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club) 74 70 73 74, Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm Golf Club) 72 69 75 75

292 Conor O’Rourke (Ireland) 72 71 74 75, Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak Golf Club) 70 72 74 76

293 Jonathan Yates (Ireland) 72 70 76 75, Caolan Rafferty (Ireland) 70 72 75 76

CUT

145 Haydn Barron (Australia) 74 71 , Paul McBride (Ireland) 74 71 , Matt Saulez (South Africa) 74 71 , Juuso Kahlos (Finland) 73 72 , Matias Honkala (Finland) 72 73 , Andrew Wilson (Wynyard Golf Club) 72 73 , Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood Golf Club) 72 73 

146 Matthew Lamb (Hexham Golf Club) 78 68 , Jamie Li (Bath Golf Club) 77 69 , Sami Välimäki (Finland) 77 69 , Giacomo Fortini (Italy) 76 70 , Sean Flanagan (Ireland) 76 70 , Andres Schonbaum (Argentina) 76 70 , Sandy Scott (Nairn Golf Club) 75 71 , Owen Edwards (Kendleshire Golf Club (The)) 75 71 , William Heffernan (Australia) 75 71 , George Burns (Williamwood Golf Club) 74 72 , Min Woo Lee (Australia) 74 72 , Albert Venter (South Africa) 74 72 , Dewi Merckx (Belgium) 74 72 , Blake Collyer (Australia) 74 72 , Harrison Endycott (Australia) 74 72 , Joshua McMahon (Wallasey Golf Club) 72 74 , Jake Burnage (Saunton Golf Club) 71 75 , Vitor Londot Lopes (Portugal) 71 75 , Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club) 70 76 

147 Travis Smyth (Australia) 78 69 , Craig Ross (Kirkhill Golf Club) 78 69 , Patrick Mullins (Whitchurch (Cardiff) Golf Club) 77 70 , Evan Griffith (Conwy(Caernarvonshire) Golf Club) 76 71 , Jeff Wright (Forres Golf Club) 76 71 , Joshua Davies (Celtic Manor Resort) 76 71 , Ryan Lumsden (Royal Wimbledon Golf Club) 75 72 , Victor Bjorlow (Denmark) 74 73 , Lorenzo Scalise (Italy) 72 75 , Felix Mory (France) 71 76 , Philp Geerts (Italy) 71 76 

148 Dylan Naidoo (South Africa) 77 71 , Shae Wools-Cobb (Australia) 76 72 , Morten Toft Hansen (Denmark) 75 73 , Tom Gandy (Rowany Golf Club) 75 73 , Ayoub Lguirati (Morocco) 75 73 , William Whiteoak (Shipley Golf Club) 75 73 , John Gough (Castle Royle Golf & Country Club) 74 74 , Giulio Castagnara (Italy) 74 74 , Jack Gaunt (Drayton Park Golf Club) 73 75 

149 Nick Poppleton (Wath Golf Club) 78 71 , Keegan De Lange (South Africa) 77 72 , Pedro Lencart (Portugal) 77 72 , Dylan Perry (Australia) 76 73 , Dylan Wu (USA) 76 73 , James Grierson (Australia) 76 73 , Rowan Lester (Ireland) 76 73 , Darren Howie (Peebles Golf Club) 75 74 , Tiarnan McLarnon (Ireland) 75 74 , Greig Marchbank (Thornhill Golf Club) 75 74 , Sigot Lopez (Spain) 74 75 , Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society Ltd) 73 76 , Graysen Huff (USA) 72 77 , Ronan Mullarney (Ireland) 71 78 

150 Kyle Harman (Southerndown Golf Club) 77 73 , Franklin Manchest (South Africa) 76 74 , Billy McKenzie (Rowlands Castle Golf Club) 76 74 , Josh Hilleard (Farrington Golf Club) 76 74 , Christopher Maclean (Balmore Golf Club Ltd) 76 74 , Tim Harry (Vale of Glamorgan Hotel Golf & Spa Resort) 75 75 , Blake Windred (Australia) 75 75 , Kyle Michel (Australia) 74 76 , Jack Pierse (Ireland) 74 76 

151 Marcos Montenegro (Argentina) 79 72 , Rasmus Broholt Lind (Denmark) 78 73 , Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie Golf Club) 78 73 , Ryan Chisnall (New Zealand) 77 74 , Jovan Rebula (South Africa) 72 79 

152 Ilari Saulo (Finland) 80 72 , Oliver Farrell (Evesham Golf Club) 80 72 , Will Porter (Carnoustie Golf Club) 77 75 , Adrian Mata Alsdorf (Spain) 76 76 , Francesco Donaggio (Italy) 75 77 

153 Ben Chamberlain (Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club) 78 75 , Manuel Elvira (Spain) 78 75 , Alex Gleeson (Ireland) 76 77 , Rafael Miranda (Ecuador) 76 77 , Kyle Godsman (Moray Golf Club) 76 77, Raphael Geissler (Germany) 76 77 

154 Jake Whelan (Ireland) 80 74 , Marco H Steyn (South Africa) 78 76 , Roelof Koopmans (Netherlands) 78 76 , Charlie Dann (Australia) 72 82 

155 George Bloor (Cavendish Golf Club) 78 77 , Cameron Shaw (Chevin Golf Club) 76 79 , Mark Hutson (New Zealand) 74 81 

157 Edward Shannly (Linlithgow Golf Club) 80 77 

158 James Walker (Oaks Golf Club (The)) 77 81 , Gregory Royston (South Africa) 77 81 

160 Alex Henderson (Australia) 80 80 , Stefano Ciapparelli (Italy) 79 81 

162 Lucas Becht (Belgium) 80 82 

WD Connor Syme (Drumoig Golf Club) 71 WD  

from News – Irish Golf Desk http://ift.tt/2rQ4zCd

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