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GUI nominate six players to compete at Dubai Duty Free Irish Open qualifier

​​Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Robert Brazill (Naas), Jamie Fletcher (Warrenpoint), Peter O'Keeffe (Douglas), James Sugrue (Mallow) and Jake Whelan (Newlands) nominated by the Golfing Union of Ireland to compete in Dubai Duty Freee Irish Open qualifier at Rosapenna.​

  • 19 June 2018
Picture: AIG Irish Close champion Jamie Fletcher | Cashman Photography

Six Irish amateurs, nominated by the Golfing Union of Ireland, will compete among a field of 130 players in the 36-hole Dubai Duty Free Irish Open qualifier at Rosapenna on 30 June and 1 July. 

The two-day qualifying tournament, administered by the PGA in Ireland, will be played on the Sandy Hills Links. Four starting places in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Ballyliffin Golf Club (5-8 July) are at stake.

The six Irish amateurs competing are: Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Robert Brazill (Naas), Jamie Fletcher (Warrenpoint), Peter O'Keeffe (Douglas), James Sugrue (Mallow) and Jake Whelan (Newlands). The qualifier event clashes with the European Amateur Championship (27-30 June) in the Netherlands, at which a six-man GUI squad is competing.

Among the professionals contending at Rosapenna are a number of Team Ireland Golf members. Brian Casey, John Ross Galbraith, Stuart Grehan, Jack Hume, Ruaidhri McGee, Conor O'Rourke and Cormac Sharvin are in the qualifier field.

In the case of a tie for the leading four players a sudden death play-off will be used.

GUI Nominations - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open qualifier, 30 June-1 July, Rosapenna: Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Robert Brazill (Naas), Jamie Fletcher (Warrenpoint), Peter O'Keeffe (Douglas), James Sugrue (Mallow), Jake Whelan (Newlands).​