PGA in Ireland fourth in Turkey; Brady third in individual
Winners France

Winners France

Clontarf's Eamonn Brady finished third in the individual standings as a PGA in Ireland trio came fourth behind winners France in the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Turkey.

The French team of  Mickael Altmeyer, Raphael Eyraud and Arnaud Verhaeghe closed with a six under par tally on Friday to finish tied with defending champions Scotland on 18 under par at Gloria Golf Club in Belek, two shots ahead of third-placed Wales with Ireland's PGA pros three behind in fourth.

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West Linton’s Gareth Wright almost secured victory for the Scots with a birdie attempt at the last but then three-putted from 15 feet in sudden death after being nominated for the play-off against Raphael Eyraud.

“I was disappointed to finish that way for the guys,” the Edinburgh-based Welshman told The Scotsman, who had started a three-week trip by winning the PGA Play-Offs at nearby Antalya Golf Club.

“After a poor tee shot, I then left myself a perfect gap wedge yardage only to hit a poor shot to about 15 feet and then three-putted." he groaned after seeing his memorable season - along with Fox, he helped GB&I record a first PGA Cup win on US soil - end on a low note.

Earlier Eyraud had produced the best round of the day, a five-under par 67, and team captain Michael Altmeyer was delighted as the French celebrated a second title triumph in four years.

“He (Eyraud) played very well but I picked him for the play-off because he is the longest of any of us. I’m not long off the tee, neither is Arnaud,” said Altmeyer.

“He didn’t let us down and it’s great to win the tournament again, especially as none of us have played in it before.”

Fox (68) won the individual title by a shot from Bebb on 14 under par with Brady third on 11 under after a final round 69.

Damian Mooney started with a double bogey seven and added nine straight pars before finishing like a train with three birdies and an eagle in his final eight holes for a homeward 30 and a best of the week 69.

The Belfast man ended the week tied for 14th on three over with Headfort's Brendan McGovern (75)  a shot further back in 18th place.