Maguire comes from ten again to win East of Eire title – Information

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“It was undoubtedly going off the opposite aspect of the inexperienced however it nailed the flag and dropped,” Maguire mentioned. “That was good. If it goes off the inexperienced, I’m staring double within the face.”

Buoyed by that stroke of luck, he holed from practically 40 toes for birdie on the twelfth and 15 toes on the thirteenth to get to seven-under and whereas he bogeyed the 14th after failing to stand up and down from proper of the inexperienced and noticed his strategy to the sixteenth bounce off the flag, he hit a tournament-winning shot the final.

Lucky to skirt the second bunker on the left, he punched a 242-yard five-iron from lengthy tough to lower than eight toes and made the uphill putt.

Rafferty wanted a birdie to tie however lipped out on the twelfth and thirteenth, then bogeyed the sixteenth after discovering sand from the tee and couldn’t eagle the final.

He ended up tied second with McDonnell, who wanted a birdie on the final to pressure a playoff however drove into heavy tough proper and needed to take a drop from an unplayable lie and made bogey.

Maguire was suitably thrilled to turn into the second Laytown and Bettystown winner after 1981 winner Declan Branigan, who was enjoying out of Seapoint when he gained for the second time in 1995.

“I mentioned to my girlfriend, I did not assume I might win at present,” mentioned Maguire, who gained final 12 months’s North of Eire and Connacht Stroke Play titles.

“However it was a type of days. I drove it nice the entire week, so I used to be at all times in place to shoot good scores. I really like this course a lot, and it is so near residence it’s straightforward for me to play effectively. I’m delighted.”

He added: “It is the one I’ve at all times needed to win. I spend numerous time right here when I’m not within the States, and I solely dwell 10 minutes away.

“It is a particular course for me. It is the one I actually needed to win this 12 months and to win it is vitally fulfilling.”

East of Eire Novice Open, sponsored by The D Lodge, County Louth Golf Membership (Par 72) 

Detailed scores

Closing

280 A Maguire (Laytown & Bettystown) 75 72 65 68;

282 J McDonnell (Forrest Little) 74 68 71 69, C Rafferty (Dundalk) 70 73 70 69;

284 R Knightly (Royal Dublin) 75 70 68 71, L O’Neill (Connemara) 72 73 71 68, R Brazill (Naas) 71 73 65 75, A Hill (Roscommon) 71 69 71 73, D Hogg (Belvoir Park) 69 74 73 68;

286 J Madden (Royal Portrush) 67 72 71 76;

287 R Griffin (Ballybofey & Stranorlar) 72 75 70 70;

288 R Latimer (Clandeboye) 75 71 73 69, G Dunne (Co. Louth) 73 76 69 70, C Hickey (Dooks) 72 71 77 68, J Hearn (Tramore) 71 76 69 72;

289 J Whelan (Grange) 72 76 68 73, M Kennedy (Royal Dublin) 72 73 72 72, J Hood (Galgorm Citadel) 71 76 70 72;

290 R Cannon (Balbriggan) 78 72 69 71, E Murphy (Dundalk) 77 72 69 72, J Hewitt (Tandragee) 76 71 70 73, S O’Connell (Athenry) 70 74 73 73;

291 R Williamson (Holywood) 77 73 69 72, A Mulholland (Castlerock) 75 75 70 71, B Ronan (Co. Louth) 75 70 73 73, G Lenehan (Portmarnock) 74 74 71 72, S Jones (Belvoir Park) 74 71 76 70, J Fox (Portmarnock) 73 69 74 75;

292 M McKinstry (Cairndhu) 74 75 72 71, S Hedger (West Kilbride) 70 67 81 74;

293 Okay Murphy (Arklow) 75 72 73 73, M Deasy (Douglas) 75 71 76 71;

294 R Hynes (Royal Dublin) 77 73 70 74, E Farrell (Ardee) 72 74 77 71;

295 C Harkin (Letterkenny) 75 71 77 72, S Walker (Roscommon) 74 74 73 74, S Ward (Belvoir Park) 74 72 77 72, J Doherty (Carton Home) 73 71 74 77;

296 P Buckley (Cork) 76 74 73 73;

297 G Collins (Rosslare) 71 76 72 78;

299 A Dooley (Carton Home) 77 73 76 73, G Tiernan (Co. Louth) 75 72 79 73;

300 A Smith (Mullingar) 71 77 75 77;

301 M Shiel (Galway Bay) 74 75 77 75;

303 C MacCanna (Carton Home) 73 75 81 74;

306 P O’Keeffe (Douglas) 74 73 83 76;

307 P Connolly (The Hyperlinks Portmarnock) 71 76 75 85;

309 S McGlynn (Portmarnock) 71 76 80 82.

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