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

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“It was positively going off the opposite facet 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 almost 40 ft for birdie on the twelfth and 15 ft 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 method 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 ft 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 power 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 out to be the second Laytown and Bettystown winner after 1981 winner Declan Branigan, who was taking part in out of Seapoint when he received for the second time in 1995.

“I mentioned to my girlfriend, I did not assume I might win in the present day,” mentioned Maguire, who received final yr’s North of Eire and Connacht Stroke Play titles.

“Nevertheless it was a kind of days. I drove it nice the entire week, so I used to be all the time in place to shoot good scores. I really like this course a lot, and it is so near dwelling it’s simple for me to play nicely. I’m delighted.”

He added: “It is the one I’ve all the time wished to win. I spend a number of time right here when I’m not within the States, and I solely stay 10 minutes away.

“It is a particular course for me. It is the one I actually wished to win this yr 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

Remaining

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 Fortress) 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 Ok 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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