Jack Hume leads Ireland to World Amateur Team Championship bronze medal

Magnificent performance from the Ireland lads

Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

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Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

Jack Hume leads Ireland to World Amateur Team Championship bronze medal

Tony Goode (Team Captain) with Neil Manchip (National Coach) and Jack Hume (Naas) at Dublin Airport today with the bronze medal

Ireland secured their best ever finish at the World Amateur Team Championships and captured a medal for the first time.

Bronze was Ireland's reward for a magnificent performance in Cancun as Jack Hume, Stuart Grehan and Paul McBride combined for a podium finish. Ireland tied for third alongside Austria as Australia romped to a 19-stroke victory with England snatching silver.

It could have been even better for Ireland as Jack Hume recorded six birdies in a row on the front nine. Hume's amazing run had Ireland in the silver medal position and three shots clear of the chasing pack.

However Hume came to grief at the 18th, where he recorded a double bogey and with Grehan making bogey, Ireland slipped back to a share of third. Still, Ireland captured their first WATC medal.

The next World Amateur Team Championship will be played September 5-8 2018 at Carton House Golf Club in Maynooth