Amateurs: Galway win Nations Cup, Hume best in Argentina, Irish struggle in Italy
Galway Golf Club celebrate their victory in Spain

Galway Golf Club celebrate their victory in Spain

Junior Golf — Galway Golf Club followed in the footsteps of 2014 winners Mallow by claiming the Junior Inter-Club Home International Trophy in Spain.

Galway joy. Click to expand image.

The Connacht boys beat UK representatives Rochford Hundred Golf Club 4-2 in the final played at Golf Antequera in Málaga.

Runner up to Carton House in last year's All Ireland Fred Daly Trophy final, the team of Colm Hughes (4 up), Peter Fleming (4 up), Cathal Nolan (2 up), Mikey Burke (2 down), Paddy Culhane (2 down) and Michael O'Farrell (7 up) completed a memorable victory.

The event featured two qualifying clubs each from Wales (Garmarthen and Maesteg), Scotland (Turnhouse and Gullane), Ireland (Carton House and Galway) and England ( Huyton & Prescot and Rochford Hundred).

Highlights will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

Argentinian Amateur Open — Naas' Jack Hume made two birdies and two bogeys in a level par 70 to lead the Irish challenge after the penning round of the Argentinian Amateur Open.
He's tied for 16th, five strokes behind Australia's Cory Crawford, who shot a 65 to lead by one from Argentina's Jose Chon and Jeremy Gandon of France at Tortugas Country Club near Buenos Aires. Scoring
Irish Close champion John-Ross Galbraith from Whitehead is joint 20th after a one over 71 with Maynooth University and West Waterford man Gary Hurley tied 25th after a 72. 
The Island's Gavin Moynihan shot a 77 in scoring conditions and lies join 57th and has work to do to make the cut on Friday as he's two strokes outside the projected mark.

Italian Amateur Open — Ireland's Kevin LeBlanc and Tommy O'Driscoll are off the pace after the opening round of the Italian Amateur Open Championship in Sardinia.

Both played in windy afternoon conditions with reigning Junior Open champion LeBlanc missing a one foot putt in a two over 74 at Is Molas as O'Driscoll struggled off the tee en route to an 82. Scores

Finland's Lauri Ruuska shot a four under 68 to lead by one from Germany's Christian Braunig, compatriot Miki Kuronen and Robbie Van West of the Netherlands in what is a 72 hole event with a 54-hole cut.