Hurley takes European bronze

European Amateur Championship

Hurley takes European bronze

The 21-year-old Palmer Cup player, who has enjoyed a fine season, finished the 72 holes on 285 — one over par — to share second place with German Max Roehrig but missed out on the Silver Medal on a countback of the final 36 holes.

They were both three strokes adrift of English international Ashley Chesters, who became the first player to retain the European crown.

But for a dropped stroke on the final hole Hurley would have been in second place on his own. Having had to complete his third round on Saturday morning after thunder and lightning brought a halt to proceedings on Friday, Hurley was always in contention.

“I am delighted with my performances this week. I was pretty steady all the time except for a few hiccups in the delayed third round,” said Hurley, who yesterday headed to Wales for the men’s Home Internationals which begin at Southerndown on Wednesday.

Ballymena’s Dermot McElroy finished joint ninth on 289 while Chris Selfridge shared 22nd spot on 292 with Jack Hume a further stroke back.

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