GUI names six-man squad for The Amateur Championship
 Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell spearheads Ireland's challenge for the Amateur Championship next week. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell spearheads Ireland's challenge for the Amateur Championship next week. Picture: Pat Cashman

The Golfing Union of Ireland has announced a six-man squad to compete in The Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig from 13-18 June.

Flogas Irish Amateur Open Champion Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) will be joined by Jack Hume (Naas), Alex Gleeson (Castle), John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead), Stuart Grehan (Tullamore/Maynooth University) and Paul McBride (The Island). 

Team manager Michael Delany (Laytown & Bettystown) will accompany the squad.

This year’s tournament marks the 121st staging of The Amateur Championship. Royal Porthcawl has played host to many prestigious championships including the Senior Open in 2014, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the European Team Championship, the Home Internationals, the Vagliano Trophy and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship.

With its lofty sand dunes hugging the coast of South Wales, Pyle and Kenfig is situated in a wonderful stretch of golfing country and is rated as one of the best golf courses in Wales. It has co-hosted The Amateur along with Royal Porthcawl on two previous occasions, as well as the Home Internationals and the Senior Ladies British Open Amateur.

The first stage of the Championship involves 288 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes, one to be played on each of the two courses.

The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties for 64th place will compete in the match play stage of the Championship, which will be played at Royal Porthcawl. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes except the Final which will be over 36 holes.