Irish Open: Amateur trio handed K Club invite

Jack Hume won the Walker Cup with the Great Britain & Ireland team last year
Jack Hume won the Walker Cup with the Great Britain & Ireland team last year

Three leading amateur players have been selected to compete with the professionals in next week's Irish Open at the K Club in Co Kildare.

Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell secured his spot thanks to victory in the Irish Amateur Open last weekend.

Campbell edged out Walker Cup player Jack Hume of Nass, who is also in the K Club field.

Whitehead's John-Ross Galbraith, the reigning North of Ireland champion, completes the amateur trio.

Campbell, Hume and Galbraith were chosen by the Golfing Union of Ireland after it received three playing invitations from the European Tour.

They will hope to emulate Shane Lowry's feat in 2009, when he famously clinched a shock win at the Irish Open as an amateur.

The K Club entry list includes US Masters champion Danny Willett and major winners Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke.

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