Robert reaches last four of Aus­tralian cham­pi­onship

The Oban Times - - Sport -

OBAN golfer Robert MacIn­tyre came close to reach­ing an­other pres­ti­gious fi­nal last week, fin­ish­ing in the top four of the Aus­tralian Men’s Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship.

The Glen­cruit­ten golfer reached the semi-fi­nal of the 234-strong tour­na­ment, which was held at Yarra Yarra Golf Club.

Upon reach­ing the fi­nal 64 play­ers, the tour­na­ment pro­gresses to a head-to-head knock­out com­pe­ti­tion.

MacIn­tyre, who is ranked 10th in the world am­a­teur rank­ings, ad­vanced safely through­out the tour­na­ment and won his quar­ter fi­nal game against the Aus­tralian Travis Smyth.

How­ever, MacIn­tyre wasn’t quite able to mimic the suc­cess of his in­ter­na­tional team­mate, Con­nor Syme, who won the tour­na­ment last year.

Even bring­ing in a se­cret weapon – fel­low Oban­ite Stuart Fraser, who was Robert’s caddy for the day – wasn’t enough.

He was beaten in the semi-fi­nal by Min Woo Lee from Aus­tralia by a mar­gin of three and one.

MacIn­tyre took to so­cial me­dia af­ter the tour­na­ment to con­grat­u­late Min Woo Lee on his per­for­mance and wished him luck in the fi­nal.

But his best wishes weren’t enough and Lee lost in dra­matic fash­ion when Mar­tias Sanchez came back to win the tour­na­ment by one-up.

MacIn­tyre added: ‘Mas­sive thanks to ev­ery­one for the sup­port, it means so much. Gut­ted to have lost in the semi fi­nal but, hey, it is all about learn­ing from it and move on.’

Robert MacIn­tyre

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