Irish interest ends at British Amateur championship

Irish interest in the British Amateur championship ended at Royal Lytham and St Annes today.

Irish interest in the British Amateur championship ended at Royal Lytham and St Annes today.

Jonathan Caldwell and Simon Ward lost to American opposition before Irish Close champion Shane Lowry took Walker Cup hopeful Gary Boyd to the 19th before bowing out in the Thursday morning's third round.

Caldwell was beaten 3 and 2 by Tom Glissmeyer with Ward losing by two holes to Drew Weaver.

Leading qualifier David Horsey also made his exit, going down by two holes to Prestatyn's Jason Shufflebotham.

British Amateur Championship, Royal Lytham & St Annes Third rd results:

Jason Shufflebotham (Prestatyn) bt David Horsey (Styal) 2 h

Tom Glissmeyer (USA) bt Jonathan Caldwell (Clandeboye) 3/2

Mark Kerr (Craigielaw) bt Knut Borsheim (Norway) 3/2

Rick Kulacz (Australia) bt Florian Fritsch (Germany) 2/1

Drew Weaver (USA) bt Simon Ward (County Louth) 2 h

Kevin McAlpine (Alyth) bt Daniel Willett (Rotherham) 2 h

Chris Wood (Long Ashton) bt Gordon Yates (Hilton Park) 2/1

Lloyd Saltman (Craigielaw) bt Alexandre Kaleka (France) 3/2

Ross Kellett (Colville Park) bt Matt Allen (North Hants) 3/2

Jamie Moul (Stoke by Nayland) bt Rohan Blizard (Australia) 3/1

Kenny Le Sager (France) bt Andrew Dodt (Australia) 5/4

Callum Macaulay (Tulliallan) bt Rhys Enoch (Truro) 4/3

Jorge Campillo (Spain) bt Steven Uzzell (Hornsea) 7/6

Andrew Sullivan (Purley Chase) bt Luke Goddard (Hendon) 5/4

Gary Boyd (Cherwell Edge) bt Shane Lowry (Esker Hills) 19th

Tim Stewart (Australia) bt Ben Evans (Rye) 3/2

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