GOLF: Naas's Jonathan Yates named on six man squad for French Amateur Open


Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


Naas' Jonathan Yates on squad for French Amateur Open

Jonathan Yates

Jonathan Yates from Naas has been named on the six-man squad to compete at the French International Amateur Open (Murat Cup) in Chantilly from 25-27 May.

He will be joined by Castle’s Alex Gleeson, runner-up at the West of Ireland and tied second at the European Nations Cup, Robin Dawson (Tramore), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene).

Four more Irish players make the trip to France. Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell, Galway's Ronan Mullarney, Jack Pierse from Portmarnock and Mallow's James Sugrue are also competing in Chantilly.

The format for the French amateur is 72-hole stroke play with 36 holes played on the final day. The top 40 and ties progress after the second round. Kevin Murray (Tramore) is Ireland’s team manager for the event.

The GUI’s High Performance programme is supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.

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