Robert reaches last four of Australian championship
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.’