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Irish Amateur Open - final day as it happened

Robbie Cannon (Balbriggan) with the Irish Amateur Open Championship trophy after victory at The Royal Dublin Golf Club today (Sunday 12/06/2013). Picture by Pat CashmanSuper-fit Robbie Cannon outlasted the opposition to win the Irish Amateur Open after a four-hole play-off at a wind-lashed Royal Dublin.

The 34-year old from Balbriggan - a professional strength and conditioning coach — closed with a pair of 75s to tie with defending champion Gavin Moynihan of The Island and Scotland’s Graeme Robertson on seven over par.

“If I had been beaten in a playoff I would have had no comeback,” joked Cannon, who beat Robertson with a par at the first extra hole after Moynihan had been eliminated following the three-hole aggregate playoff.

“All the training I have done over the last five years and this winter has really paid off.”

Rathsallagh’s Jack Hume needed a par at the last to win the title but took six and missed out on the three-hole aggregate play-off over the 16th, 17th and 18th that ended with Malahide schoolboy Moynihan eliminated on two over after a double on the 17th - Cannon and Robertson covered the three holes in one over to his two over.

But Cannon was not to be denied in sudden death on his fourth trip to the 18th on the day as he made a solid par four and Robertson bunkered his approach and failed to get up and down, missing a 12 footer.

Full report to follow later…

Irish Amateur Open Championship, The Royal Dublin Golf Club

After 72 Holes:
295 R Cannon (Balbriggan) 70 75 75 75; G Moynihan (The Island) 76 73 73 73; G Robertson (Scotland) 69 81 72 73

Cannon won with a par at first sudden death hole (18th) after 3-hole aggregate play-off (16-17th-18th) finished Cannon par-bogey-par, Robertson bogey-par-par, Moynihan par-double bogey-par.)

296 D McElroy (Ballymena) 76 73 75 72, R O’Donovan (Lucan) 76 73 73 74, G Lenehan (Portmarnock) 76 73 72 75, T Bakker (Finland) 75 77 71 73, E Scott (Scotland) 75 76 72 73, J Hume (Rathsallagh) 71 74 74 77

297 R McNamara (Headfort) 73 74 75 75, C Campbell (Warrenpoint) 72 76 73 76

298 R Dawson (Faithlegg) 72 75 74 77, J Rutherford (England) 71 75 78 74

299 N Kimsey (England) 76 75 73 75, M Kippen (England) 72 75 73 79, P Murray (Limerick) 71 78 73 77

300 S Borrowman (Scotland) 78 71 76 75, C Geraghty (Laytown & Bettystown) 76 75 73 76, H Diamond (Belvoir Park) 76 73 75 76, M McAlpin (Royal Portrush) 75 77 77 71, T McLarnon (Massereene) 74 77 75 74, S Binning (Scotland) 74 76 73 77, R Bridges (Stackstown) 73 79 75 73

301 R Arnorsson (Iceland) 76 76 73 76

302 C Sharvin (Ardglass) 72 77 77 76, S Healy (Claremorris) 71 78 76 77, A Kearney (Castlerock) 70 75 78 79

303 J Fox (Portmarnock) 71 78 75 79

304 M Morrissey (Mount Wolseley) 75 73 78 78, J McDonald (Scotland) 72 80 76 76, C O’Neill (Scotland) 72 73 79 80, N Grant (Knock) 71 81 75 77

305 J Greene (Carlow) 76 76 74 79, S O’Hara (Co. Sligo) 74 76 73 82

307 W Jones (Wales) 75 77 79 76

308 D O’Donovan (Muskerry) 79 72 78 79, S Flanagan (Co. Sligo) 79 72 75 82, R Connolly (Rathsallagh) 75 77 74 82, P McBride (The Island) 74 76 81 77

309 K Le Blanc (The Island) 73 76 80 80

312 S Moran (Carton House) 73 79 80 80

317 J Shufflebotham (Wales) 77 75 81 84, G McGrane (The Royal Dublin) 76 76 83 82

Gavin Moynihan There will be a three-hole aggregate playoff for the Irish Amateur title between Balbriggan’s Robbie Cannon (75), Scotland’s Graeme Robertson (73) and title holder Gavin Moynihan (73) after they finished on seven over par 295.

Rathsallagh’s Jack Hume was five over with two to play but bogeyed the 17th and double bogeyed the 18th after driving into a fairway bunker and duffing his third, finishing on eight over.

The play-off will take place over the 16th, 17th and 18th holes.

Gavin Moynihan has played his last 67 holes in four over par.

Gross Leaderboard Latest After R1  CSS 75 R2 CSS 77 R3 R4 Total Par
1st
Graeme Robertson Scotland   18 69 81 72 73 295 +7
1st
Gavin Moynihan Island   18 76 73 73 73 295 +7
1st
Robbie Cannon Balbriggan Golf Club   18 70 75 75 75 295 +7
4th
Dermot McElroy Ballymena Golf Club   18 76 73 75 72 296 +8
4th
Ewan Scott Scotland   18 75 76 72 73 296 +8
4th
Teemu Bakker Finland   18 75 77 71 73 296 +8
4th
Richard O’Donovan Lucan   18 76 73 73 74 296 +8
4th
Geoff Lenehan Portmarnock   18 76 73 72 75 296 +8
4th
Jack Hume Rathsallagh Golf Club   18 71 74 74 77 296 +8
10th
Rory McNamara Headfort Golf Club   18 73 74 75 75 297 +9
10th
Colm Campbell Warrenpoint Golf Club   18 72 76 73 76 297 +9
12th
Jamie Rutherford England   18 71 75 78 74 298 +10
12th
Robin Dawson Faithlegg Golf Club   18 72 75 74 77 298 +10
14th
Nathan Kimsey England   18 76 75 73 75 299 +11
14th
Pat Murray Limerick   18 71 78 73 77 299 +11
14th
Matt Kippen England   18 72 75 73 79 299 +11
14th
Aaron Kearney Castlerock Golf Club +4 17 70 75 78
223 +11
18th
Matthew McAlpin Royal Portrush Golf Club   18 75 77 77 71 300 +12
18th
Richard Bridges Stackstown Golf Club   18 73 79 75 73 300 +12
18th
Tiarnan McLarnon Massereene Golf Club   18 74 77 75 74 300 +12
18th
Scott Borrowman Scotland   18 78 71 76 75 300 +12
18th
Harry Diamond Belvoir Park Golf Club   18 76 73 75 76 300 +12
18th
Cian Geraghty Laytown & Bettystown   18 76 75 73 76 300 +12
18th
Sam Binning Scotland   18 74 76 73 77 300 +12
25th
Runar Arnorsson Iceland   18 76 76 73 76 301 +13
25th
Conor O’Neill Scotland +5 17 72 73 79
224 +13
27th
Cormac Sharvin Ardglass Golf Club   18 72 77 77 76 302 +14
27th
Stephen Healy Claremorris Golf Club   18 71 78 76 77 302 +14
29th
James Fox Portmarnock   18 71 78 75 79 303 +15
30th
Jack McDonald Scotland   18 72 80 76 76 304 +16
30th
Nicky Grant Knock   18 71 81 75 77 304 +16
30th
Mark Morrissey Mount Wolseley Golf Club   18 75 73 78 78 304 +16
33rd
John Greene Carlow Golf Club   18 76 76 74 79 305 +17
33rd
Steffan O’Hara Co. Sligo Golf Club   18 74 76 73 82 305 +17
35th
Will Jones Wales   18 75 77 79 76 307 +19
36th
Paul McBride Island   18 74 76 81 77 308 +20
36th
Dave O’Donovan Muskerry Golf Club   18 79 72 78 79 308 +20
36th
Sean Flanagan Co. Sligo Golf Club   18 79 72 75 82 308 +20
36th
Roy Connolly Rathsallagh Golf Club   18 75 77 74 82 308 +20
40th
Kevin Le Blanc Island   18 73 76 80 80 309 +21
41st
Sean Moran Carton House Golf Club   18 73 79 80 80 312 +24
42nd
Gary McGrane The Royal Dublin   18 76 76 83 82 317 +29
42nd
Jason Shufflebotham Wales   18 77 75 81 84 317 +29
7:16 PM - 12 May 13  from Dublin City, Dublin · Details

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Hume going with the putter. Misses. Takes 6. Misses playoff. It will be Cannon, Robertson and Moynihan over 16,17, 18.

 

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Hume duffs his pitch. Shame. Must chip in now to make 3-hole aggregate playoff on +7.

 

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Hume 20 yards left, pin high straight back into the wind. Up and down to join , and Graeme Robertson on +7

 

7:10 PM - 12 May 13  from Dublin City, Dublin · Details

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Hume has played out. Has 160 odd left I’d guess. Up and down for par to win.

 

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Looks certain. Hume in trouble on 18. Bunkered. Five will be good from here.

 

7:06 PM - 12 May 13  from Dublin City, Dublin · Details

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Cannon chooses putter on 18. Lips out from 25 ft. Finishes +7 with Moynihan and Robertson. So close to setting +6 target. Pressure on Hume.

 

7:04 PM - 12 May 13  from Dublin City, Dublin · Details

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Cannon chipping from left side, pin high. Up and down for +7 and joint lead. Hume bunkered on 18 off tee. Playoff looking likely.

 

6:59 PM - 12 May 13  from Dublin City, Dublin · Details

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Meanwhile Hume l misses 17 green and bogeys. +6.

 

6:57 PM - 12 May 13  from Dublin City, Dublin · Details

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Cannon bogeys 17. +7. Needs par at 18 to join Moynihan and Robertson in clubhouse lead. Hits 18th fairway, right side.

 

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Jack Hume pars 16 to remain +5, one clear of Robbie Cannon (16) with Moynihan and Robertson in the clubhouse on +7.

 

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Birdie for Jack Hume on 15. Two clear again on +5.

 

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Good 2 putt by on 18. A 73 and he joins Graeme Robertson in clubhouse lead on +7. Jack Hume +6/14.

 

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Hume bogeys 14 for +6. Moynihan safely on 18th in reg. 50 feet needing par to join Robertson on +7.

 

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Richie O’Donovan has 9ft for par on 18. Misses. +8. Bogey bogey finish. Costly.

Jack Hume is out in front with a round to play at Royal Dublin. Picture by Pat Cashman.1420 Rathsallagh’s Jack Hume carded a two over 74 to take a one stroke lead into the final round of the Irish Amateur Open in high winds at Royal Dublin.

The 19 year old is a shot clear of England’s Matt Kippen (73) and Balbriggan’s Robbie Cannon who was four over through the turn but came home in a brilliant, one under 35 for a 75.

Portmarnock’s Geoff Lenehan had an eagle, one birdie and three bogeys in a 72 to move up to joint fourth with Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell (73) and Faithlegg’s Robin Dawson (74), just two off the pace on five over.

Limerick’s Pat Murray was one under for his round playing the 18th but hit his second out of bounds and took six for a 73 to share seventh with defending champion Gavin Moynihan (73), Headfort’s Rory McNamara (75) and Lucan’s Richard O’Donovan (73).

Joint overnight leader Conor O’Neil of Scotland slipped back to six over after a 78.

Finland’s Teemu Bakker, who carded a best of the morning 71, picked up an early shot in his second round to join the players on six over.

1st
Jack Hume Rathsallagh Golf Club   18 71 74 74
219 +3
2nd
Matt Kippen England   18 72 75 73
220 +4
2nd
Robbie Cannon Balbriggan Golf Club   18 70 75 75
220 +4
4th
Geoff Lenehan Portmarnock   18 76 73 72
221 +5
4th
Colm Campbell Warrenpoint Golf Club   18 72 76 73
221 +5
4th
Robin Dawson Faithlegg Golf Club   18 72 75 74
221 +5
7th
Pat Murray Limerick   18 71 78 73
222 +6
7th
Richard O’Donovan Lucan   18 76 73 73
222 +6
7th
Gavin Moynihan Island   18 76 73 73
222 +6
7th
Rory McNamara Headfort Golf Club   18 73 74 75
222 +6
7th
Graeme Robertson Scotland LEVEL 4 69 81 72
222 +6
7th
Teemu Bakker Finland -1 4 75 77 71
223 +6
13th
Sam Binning Scotland   18 74 76 73
223 +7
13th
Steffan O’Hara Co. Sligo Golf Club   18 74 76 73
223 +7
13th
Aaron Kearney Castlerock Golf Club   18 70 75 78
223 +7
13th
Ewan Scott Scotland LEVEL 4 75 76 72
223 +7
13th
Nathan Kimsey England -1 4 76 75 73
224 +7
18th
Dermot McElroy Ballymena Golf Club   18 76 73 75
224 +8
18th
Harry Diamond Belvoir Park Golf Club   18 76 73 75
224 +8
18th
James Fox Portmarnock   18 71 78 75
224 +8
18th
Jamie Rutherford England   18 71 75 78
224 +8
18th
Conor O’Neill Scotland   18 72 73 79
224 +8
18th
Cian Geraghty Laytown & Bettystown LEVEL 4 76 75 73
224 +8
18th
Tiarnan McLarnon Massereene Golf Club -2 4 74 77 75
226 +8
25th
Scott Borrowman Scotland   18 78 71 76
225 +9
25th
Stephen Healy Claremorris Golf Club   18 71 78 76
225 +9
27th
Cormac Sharvin Ardglass Golf Club   18 72 77 77
226 +10
27th
Mark Morrissey Mount Wolseley Golf Club   18 75 73 78
226 +10
27th
Nicky Grant Knock -1 9 71 81 75
227 +10
27th
Richard Bridges Stackstown Golf Club -1 9 73 79 75
227 +10
27th
Runar Arnorsson Iceland +1 4 76 76 73
225 +10
27th
Roy Connolly Rathsallagh Golf Club LEVEL 4 75 77 74
226 +10
27th
Sean Flanagan Co. Sligo Golf Club LEVEL 4 79 72 75
226 +10
34th
John Greene Carlow Golf Club +1 4 76 76 74
226 +11
35th
Jack McDonald Scotland LEVEL 9 72 80 76
228 +12
35th
Matthew McAlpin Royal Portrush Golf Club -1 4 75 77 77
229 +12
37th
Kevin Le Blanc Island   18 73 76 80
229 +13
37th
Dave O’Donovan Muskerry Golf Club LEVEL 4 79 72 78
229 +13
39th
Will Jones Wales -1 4 75 77 79
231 +14
40th
Paul McBride Island   18 74 76 81
231 +15
41st
Jason Shufflebotham Wales +1 4 77 75 81
233 +18
42nd
Sean Moran Carton House Golf Club +3 9 73 79 80
232 +19
43rd
Gary McGrane The Royal Dublin +1 4 76 76 83
235 +20

It’s a grey day at Royal Dublin for the final two rounds of the Irish Amateur OpenPlayers are taking advantage of relatively easy early morning conditions at Royal Dublin where the wind is forecast to gust up to 50kph (31mph) this afternoon.

Castlerock’s Aaron Kearney, who was one of four joint overnight leaders, has separated himself from the field by the minimum through 45 holes, going through the turn in one under par to top the leaderboard on level par.

Live scoring

The GUI has again taken steps to make life reasonable for the players, moving up 12 tees and reducing the Championship course by 353 yards to 6,927 yards with further changes possible in the afternoon.

Third round course set upEngland’s Matt Kippen turned in two under to lie solo second on one over with Rathsallagh’s Jack Hume  joint  third with Scotland’s Conor O’Neil on two over after going out in 36, one over.

Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell is joitn fifth with England’s Jamie Rutherford on five over through nine with Rory McNamara four off the pace alongside Dermot McElroy and Faithlegg’s Robin Dawson.

Balbriggan’s Robbie Cannon turned in 39 (four over) to fall back to joint 10th on five over.

First round leader Graeme Robertson (72) of Scotland, Liimerick’s Pat Murray (73) and Lucan’s Richard O’Donovan (73) are the clubhouse leaders on six over.