The Open - Dream ends for Sugrue

​​James Sugrue’s hopes of winning the silver medal as leading amateur at The Open have ended after a lost ball five holes from the end of his second round.​

  • 19 July 2019


Despite the large crowds and marshals combing the area the Mallow man’s ball was deemed lost and he left the hole signing for a seven.

“I’m obviously not happy with the finish. Tripled 14. Just on the right up the rough. And no one could find it. And then made bogey on my second.

Obviously I'm not best pleased. I still can't believe that no one saw that ball.”

Sugrue’s round to that point had seen him turn at -1 but the triple-bogey came at a critical part of the round, with holes running out and a tough closing stretch to try and recover.

“Yeah, I didn't want to chase too much, I knew I needed a birdie, but I didn't want to go mad and attacking pins that can't be attacked. So I was just hoping for a putt to drop and unfortunately it didn't.”

Sugrue jets off to Liverpool on Monday for Walker Cup practice before returning to Lahinch for the South of Ireland. He then enjoys some time off before heading stateside for the US Amateur.