Whitson makes quarter-finals at La Manga

Reeve Whitson will tee it up in the quarter-finals of the Spanish Amateur at La Manga. Picture: Pat CashmanReeve Whitson cruised into the quarter-finals of the Spanish Amateur Open thanks to a brace of impressive victories at La Manga.

The Mourne player beat Sweden’s Victor Tarnstrom 3 and 1 in the first round before seeing off Welshman Will Jones by 5 and 4 in the afternoon.

The Ulster player will face England’s Jamie Rutherford in the last eight but it was a disappointing day for the rest of the Irish survivors.

Joint leading qualifier Richard O’Donovan of Lucan lost 3 and 1 to Spain’s Santi Vega de Seoane as Ballymena’s Dermot McElroy fell by 3 and 2 to England’s Curtis Griffiths.

Headfort’s Rory McNamara also had a tough day, losing 7 and 5 to England’s Neil Raymond, who will face compatriot Jordan Smith in the last eight.

Spanish Amateur - Matchplay results