Friday, June 19, 2015

THE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - Second semi final place in three years for Jack McDonald

Jack McDonald
Jack McDonald stormed into Friday afternoon’s semi final of the Amateur Championship at Carnoustie with a crushing 6 & 5 victory over Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale) in Friday morning’s quarter finals. 

The Friday morning win put McDonald in the semi finals of the event for the second time in three years, having previously reached the penultimate round at Royal Troon in 2012.

McDonald went one up with a birdie three at the second, only to see Towndrow birdie the third to level the match.

Towndrow bogeyed the fourth and McDonald birdied the fifth to put the Ayrshire player two up, before a bogey six from McDonald at the sixth hole reduced his lead to one again.

When Towndrow slipped up with a bogey four at the eighth, McDonald took full advantage, following his winning par with a birdie three at the ninth to turn for home with a three hole lead.

Further birdies from McDonald at the tenth and twelfth and a bogey at the eleventh from Towndrow put McDonald six up with six to play, with a half in threes at the thirteenth closing out the tie in McDonald’s favour by  6 & 5.

In the Semi finals, McDonald faces Romaine Langasquet from France.

The other semi final is also a France versus Scotland affair, with Grant Forrest (Craigielaw) playing Alexandre Daydou.

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