Lester qualifies with ease in Scotland

Rowan Lester. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

Hermitage's Rowan Lester cruised into the matchplay stages of the British Boys Amateur Championship when finished tied for third behind Scots Calum Fyfe and Christopher Curran in strokeplay qualifying at Prestwick and Dundonald Links.

The Dubliner shot a three over 74 at Prestwick to finish on three over 146, one stroke adrift of the Scottish pair.

However, there was no luck for the other seven Irish hopefuls with Warrenpoint's Jamie Fletcher the best of the rest as he missed the cut by four shots after a second round 79 at Dundonald Links.

Fyfe, from Cawder, eagled the par five 12th to follow birdies on the 3rd and the 10th on his way to a one-under-par 70 at Prestwick and a two-over-par total of 145 as Curran carded a level-par 71 at Prestwick to finish on the same mark. 

Defending champion Ewen Ferguson qualified on a ten-over-par total of 153 as did Irish Boys Amateur Open Champion Bradley Moore.

British Boys Amateur Championship

Full scoreboard

Matchplay draw - To come

T3  LESTER, Rowan Hermitage +3 F +3 72 74 146

--CUT +14 --

T104 FLETCHER, Jamie Warrenpoint +18 F +7 82 79 161
T134 KERR, Peter Royal Portrush +21 F +6 87 77 164
T134 COLLINS, Ted Dun Laoghaire +21 F+ 10 82 82 164
T145 LEONARD, Eoin Wentworth +22 F+6 88 77 165
T145 BRADY, David County Sligo +22 F+9 85 80 165
T220 CAREY, David Carton House +31 F +10 92 82 174
239 CUNNIFFE, Eoin Al Ain +49 F+20 101 91 192