Robert MacIntyre

 

A left-hander, Robert first offered a glimpse of his talent in 2013, when he became the first player to win the Scottish Youths’ Championship and Scottish Boys’ Open Stroke-Play Championship in the same year. That historic double saw him pick up the coveted Adam Hunter Award at the 2014 Scottish Golf Awards and it has been onwards and upwards ever since for the Glencruitten player.

In 2014, he won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, one of the top under-18 events on the Great Britain & Ireland calendar, at Nizels before building on that with an even bigger win the following season. That was landed at Muirfield, where Robert came from four holes down at the halfway stage to beat Craigie Hill’s Daniel Young by two holes in the title decider at the Open Championship venue. He then produced another eye-catching match-play performance the following year when getting to the final of the Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl.

Robert has also enjoyed team triumphs, notably helping Scotland make it back-to-back wins in the European Championship in France in 2016. His performances that year, which also included joining forces with Grant Forrest and Connor Syme to secure 11th spot for Scotland in the Eisenhower Trophy in Mexico, earned him a spot in the Great Britain & Ireland team for the St Andrews Trophy.

His amateur record which saw him consistently feature within the top 15 of the WAGR (with a highest position of no. 6) secured him a place in this year’s GB&I Walker Cup team at the Los Angeles Country Club, California.

MacIntyre turned professional soon after that Walker Cup appearance and wasted no time making his mark in the paid ranks. In just his second start as a pro, he won the Sahara Kuwait Golf Championship on the MENA Tour. With a closing 65 for a 14-under-par total, he triumphed by two shots over Englishman Luke Joy in the 54-hole event at Sahara Golf & Country Club in Kuwait City.

MacIntyre backed up that excellent effort by making the 72-hole cut in the European Tour Qualifying School at Lumine Golf Club in Spain, where he was never worse than 71 in six rounds.He finished joint-37th in the marathon test to secure a full Challenge Tour card in 2018.

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