Galbraith joins Hume and Campbell in Irish Open
 John-Ross Galbraith (Whitehead) during the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin on Friday. Picture:  Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

John-Ross Galbraith (Whitehead) during the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin on Friday. Picture:  Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

John Ross Galbraith and Jack Hume have been nominated by the GUI to join Irish Amateur Open winner Colm Campbell in next week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Campbell, 29, won his place at The K Club when he lifted the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship on Sunday. Now he will be joined by Naas ace Hume and reigning North of Ireland champion Galbraith from Whitehead. Both are 22.

As in previous years the GUI, through its close relationship with the European Tour, received three playing invitations for the Irish Open. These invitations give Ireland's elite amateurs an invaluable opportunity to compete against the world's best players.

"Not many amateurs get this chance. We're very thankful to the European Tour for these invitations. I'm delighted for the players that they are getting this opportunity to put themselves up against the best in the world," said Ireland senior captain Tony Goode.

 Colm Campbell Jnr (Warrenpoint) on the 14th tee during round four of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin on Sunday. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

Colm Campbell Jnr (Warrenpoint) on the 14th tee during round four of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin on Sunday. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

Campbell edged out Hume by one shot to win this year's Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin.

Hume won the South African Stroke Play Championship and the European Nations Cup in Spain earlier this year and was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland team that won the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Annes last September.  

Galbraith was Ireland's anchor man during their victory at the Home Internationals in 2015.

"These three players are all aspiring to play in the professional game and they are deserving of the opportunity to play in the Irish Open," said Tony Goode.

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, which is being hosted by The Rory Foundation, takes place at The K Club from 19-22 May.

 Jack Hume (Naas) sinks a 60 foot putt on the 18th in the final round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin on Sunday. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

Jack Hume (Naas) sinks a 60 foot putt on the 18th in the final round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin on Sunday. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie