Hume eases into world's Top 20 with Nations Cup win; Ireland team winners

Jack Hume and his Irish team mates Stuart Grehan, Alex Gleeson and Dermot McElroy the European Nations Cup trophy

Naas' Jack Hume took another step nearer the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings when he cruised to a six-stroke victory in the European Nations Cup in Cádiz.

The 22-year old Walker Cup player, closed with a 75  at La Reserva de Sotogrande to finish six strokes clear of British Amateur champion Romain Langasque of France (72) and Welshman Owen Edwards (74) on three under par 285.

Jack Hume and Emma Spitz

Ranked 21st in the world, it was Hume's second win in the space of three weeks following his victory in the South African Amateur Strokeplay and looks set to catapult him into the top 15.

Ireland also won the European Nations Cup team title by 10 strokes from France on 882 with Wales third on 895, England (906) fourth and Scotland (908) fifth.

Alex Gleeson (76) was 18th on 303 withDermot McElroy (77) tied 19th, Stuart Grehan 76) 22nd.

Spain won the women's team title by eight shots from Austria and by 10 from France with Austria's Emma Spitz (296) edging out Spain's Maria Parra by two shots for the individual title.

2016 European Nations Cup, La Reserva de Sotogrande, Cádiz