Ireland’s Alan Dunbar will play Austrian Matthias Schwab in the final of the 117th Amateur Championship tomorrow after defeating Scot Paul Ferrier 3&2 in the semi-finals.

The match play final will take place over 36-holes at Royal Troon Golf Club as Dunbar seeks to become the first Briton to win the coveted title for eight years.

The Irishman shot rounds of 74 and 70 in the first two days of the tournament to qualify for the match play stage, beating Borja Virto, Patrick Winther, Paul Barjon, Robert Karlsson and Ferrier to reach the final.

Dunbar’s opponent in the final, Austrian Matthias Schwab, beat home favourite Jack McDonald by two holes in the semi-finals.

The winner of the Amateur Championship will gain an exemption to this July’s Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes.