Robin DawsonRobin Dawson came back from the dead to beat Belvoir Park’s Gareth Lappin in the secodn round of the British Boys at Hoylake on Thursday. Picture: Pat CashmanFaithlegg’s Robin Dawson produced a remarkable finish to force tie holes with Irish team mate Gareth Lappin before beating him at the 19th to reach the last 32 of the British Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Liverpool.

The Irish Boys’ champion, who had trailed all day, birdied the last three holes to force extra holes against the Belvoir Park, and then won the match on the 19th hole when Lappin hit his second shot out-of-bounds.

It was the first time Dawson had been ahead in the entire match and he will now play Scotland’s Adam Fisher for a place in the last 16.

Paul McBridePaul McBride of The Island is through to the last 32 of the British Boys. The Island’s Paul McBride will face Germany’s Hurly Long following his 5 and 4 win over Portugal’s Joao Girao. However, Newlands’ Jake Whelan lost by one hole to Otto Mand of Llanwern in the first round.


Elsewhere, 16-year old German talent Dominic Foos beat Frenchman Edgar Catherine on the 19th and will now play 2012 English Amateur Champion, Harry Ellis, from Marriott Meon Valley, in the third round after the Hampshire player beat Jamie Dick from Forest Hills by 2 & 1

A plus-6 handicapper, Foos started this year’s Championship as one of the favourites and he quickly lived up to that billing when he played the first 13 holes of his second round match against Catherine in three-under-par.

The young German then drove into a bunker to lose the 460-yard par-4 15th, lost the long 16th to a birdie four and then also dropped a shot at the 18th before squeezing into the third round when Catherine three-putted from 40-feet on the 19th hole.

French international Paul Elissalde will take on leading qualifier Jack Hermeston from the City of Newcastle while the talented Italian, Renato Paratore, meets Clevedon’s Alister Balcombe.

Germany’s Michael Hirmer had a hole-in-one on the 161-yard 13th hole on his way to beating Drayton Park’s Cameron Long by two holes.

Players from a total of eight different countries have battled their way through to the last 32 of this year’s Boys Amateur Championship. England top the list with 15 contenders followed by Spain, Scotland and Germany with three, two from France and Ireland and one apiece from Belgium, Sweden and Italy.