Dodd Draws Disappointment Selling 1989 Amateur C’ship Winning Medal.

Welsh golfer Stephen Dodd has drawn disappointment in putting his 1989 Amateur Championship medal up for auction.

Dodd has assigned Graham Budd Auctioneers to auction the 9 ct gold medal he won at Royal Birkdale with an asking price of £2,500 to £3,500.

The Welshman defeated England’s Craig Cassells 5 & 3 in the final.

Since turning pro in 1990, the now 54-year old Dodd has won 17 times in his pro career including three wins on the European Tour.

Dodd’s biggest win was his Irish Open triumph when he beat Englishman David Howell with a birdie at the first extra play-off hole at Carton House

The Tour indicate he has career earnings in his 349 events of Euro 4.3m.

Already, there has been calls on social media of surprise and disappointment that Dodd is selling his medal

And in a bizarre twist among those is Cassells, who Dodd beat in 1989, who tweeted:

Craig Cassells

@CraigCassells01

I might put in a bid so I can finally get my hands on the prize.

Other messages include:

Enda Howard

@HowardEnda

Dats so sad…Hope everything is ok with Stephen…Hopefully one of d Pros will buy it & give it back 2 Stephen…

Phil Smith

@Philsmith626

Worth a whip round to buy this back for Doddy surely? #StrongerTogether

James Frazer

@JamesFrazerGolf

Why would you buy it back for him so he can sell it again?!

DjDangler

@DanglerDj

Hopefully one of the tour Pro’s will see this and buy it and then give it back to him. #supportyoursport

Chris King

@Kinga1967

Very sad, I hope he is ok, good lad Steve and a great golfer!

John Carroll

@JohnCar08653170

That is sad. Hope he’s ok.

 



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