Hume fourth on Algarve return

Hume fourth on Algarve return
 Jack Hume (Naas) finds trouble at the 13th hole in the first round of the 2016 Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Jack Hume (Naas) finds trouble at the 13th hole in the first round of the 2016 Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Naas' Jack Hume finished fourth on the Algarve Pro Tour in his first start for 12 months.

The former Walker Cup player decided to take a long break for the game and hadn't played since he missed the cut in the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa a year ago.

But he showed he's still got plenty of game when he made an eagle and ten birdies in rounds of 68 and 71 in the Pinheiros Altos Classic on the Algarve, finishing fourth on five-under par.

Had it not been for a triple bogey six on the 14th, Hume might have come away with the top prize, which went to England's Craig Farrelly (136).

Farrelly shot rounds of 66 and 70 to win the event by a shot from Jamie Abbott on eight under par with Germany's Max Eichmeier third on six-under.

Ardglass' Cormac Sharvin (70-73, 141) was 13th with Whitehead's John-Ross Galbraith (75-74, 149) 26th, Nial Kearns (75-78, 153) 33rd and amateur Hugh Foley (78-78, 156) 43rd.

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