MacIn­tyre magic

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OBAN golfer Robert MacIn­tyre ful­filled a dream when he rep­re­sented Great Bri­tain in the Walker Cup last week­end.

OBAN golfer Robert MacIn­tyre ful­filled a dream when he rep­re­sented Great Bri­tain and Ire­land in the Walker Cup last week­end.

The 21-year-old Glen­cruit­ten golfer joined a team of 10 who took on the USA at the Los An­ge­les Coun­try Club. The only other Scot in the team was Con­nor Syme from Dru­moig

The GB&I team hoped to re­tain the bi-an­nual com­pe­ti­tion, which they won back in 2015, but un­for­tu­nately were trounced 19-7 by the Amer­i­cans.

Robert didn’t play in the open­ing foursomes on the Satur­day morn­ing which ended two matches apiece.

In the af­ter­noon sin­gles Robert was one of only two GB&I players to win when he had a com­pre­hen­sive 6 and 4 win over Cameron Champ.

The Amer­i­cans took the sin­gles 6-2 which gave them an 8-4 overnight lead.

On Sun­day morn­ing Robert was paired with Mathew Jor­dan in the foursomes, but un­for­tu­natley they went down 3 and 2 to Doug Ghim and Mav­er­ick McNealy.

The Amer­i­can team won the foursomes 3-1 to give them an 11-5 lead go­ing into the af­ter­noon sin­gles.

Al­though Robert halved his sin­gles match with Cameron Champ the Amer­i­cans blew the GB&I team away win­ning the sin­gles 7-1 to give them an over­all 19-7 win to re­claim the Walker Cup.

Glen­cruit­ten Golf Club’s Robert MacIn­tyre ful­filled a dream by play­ing in the Walker Cup.

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