European Individual Amateur Championship

Second in European again, classy Hurley edges Ireland closer to famous five for Walker Cup

Ireland’s case for five of the 10 Walker Cup places was strengthend in Slovakia when West Waterford’s Gary Hurley produced a performance on demand by finishing second in the International European Amateur Championship for the second year running.


Second in European again, classy Hurley edges Ireland closer to famous five for Walker Cup

Hurley's timing perfect - hits the front as Walker Cup race hots up

Gary Hurley's second successive 65 for a one shot lead over Lytham Trophy winner Marcus Kinhult of Sweden in the International European Amateur Championship sets up a fascinating battle to capture the heart of Walker Cup skipper Nigel Edwards over the next two weeks.

Hurley's timing perfect - hits the front as Walker Cup race hots up

Hume and Hurley get hot in steaming Slovakia

Cormac Sharvin was the biggest Irish mover but it’s fellow Walker Cup hopefuls Jack Hume and Gary Hurley who lead the Irish challenge for the International European Amateur Championship in steamy Slovakia.

Hume and Hurley get hot in steaming Slovakia

Jack's the lad in Slovakia - Hume matches Dawson with pure 65

Jack Hume is a modest lad despite his major achievements and he quietly reminded everyone that he's a Walker Cup prospect worth serious consideration when he carded an immaculate, seven under par 65 in the opening round of the International European Amateur Championship in Slovakia.

Jack's the lad in Slovakia - Hume matches Dawson with pure 65

Chesters retains European Amateur, Hurley tied second

Englishman Ashley Chesters became the first player to claim back-to-back International European Amateur Championship titles as West Waterford's Gary Hurley tied for second ver the breezy Duke’s Course in St Andrews.

Chesters retains European Amateur, Hurley tied second

Amateur round-up: Irish contending in Euro Am, Girls shine again

European Amateur Championship — West Waterford's Gary Hurley will re-start his bid of the weather-delayed European Amateur Championship with a one shot lead at the Duke's Course in St Andrews.

Amateur round-up: Irish contending in Euro Am, Girls shine again

Hurley, McElroy and Selfridge in Euro mix

Chris Selfridge and Gavin Moynihan had two of the low rounds of the day but West Waterford's Gary Hurley will feel like he shot in the low 60s after coming back from four over after 10 to grabs a share of the halfway lead in the European Amateur Championship in Scotland.

Hurley, McElroy and Selfridge in Euro mix

Hurley continues St Andrews love affair with 66

Gary Hurley loves St Andrews and if he keeps it going at the Duke's Course where a five under 66 gave him the first round lead in the European Amateur Championship, the West Waterford man could be back next summer for The Open.

Hurley continues St Andrews love affair with 66

Pugh tames windy Monty to win European Amateur

Rhys Pugh of Wales proudly shows off the trophy at Carton House. Picture by Pat CashmanWelsh teenager Rhys Pugh showed why he was such a heart-breaker for the United States in last year’s Walker Cup when he defied winds gusting over 20mph and closed with a sensational six under 66 to win the Chartis sponsored European Individual Amateur Championship by a shot at a windswept Carton House.