Disappointing final day for the Irish in Portugal
 Massereene's Tiarnan McLarnon splashes out of a bunker at Montado. Picture: Federação Portuguesa de Golfe

Massereene's Tiarnan McLarnon splashes out of a bunker at Montado. Picture: Federação Portuguesa de Golfe

Massereene's Tiarnan McLarnon had to settle for a share of seventh as Thomas Mulligan came home tied 13th in the Portuguese International Amateur Championship.

McLarnon started the day tied for second following the disqualification of Ayoub Id Omar, three strokes behind England's Joshua McMahon on five under par at Montado Golf Resort near Lisbon.

In the end, things didn't go the former Irish Close champion's way, and he made three birdies and six bogeys in a three over 75 to finish six shots behind Finland's Sami Välimäki, who came back from a double-bogey six at the first to post a sensational, four under 68.

The Finn's closing round gave him a two-shot win on seven under par over McMahon, who finished with a 75.

Mulligan, who was tied seventh overnight, ended the week joint 13th on one-under after a 74 that started with the Laytown and Bettystown man making a triple bogey seven at the first for the second day running.

He the also bogeyed the 14th but eagled the par-five 17th to undo some of the damage. 

Naas' Jonathan Yates, the reigning West of Ireland champion, tied for 24th on two over after a 73 that began with a double-bogey six.

Portuguese International Amateur Championship, Montado (Par 72)

Detailed scores

1 Sami Välimäki FIN -7 281 72 70 71 68
2 Joshua McMahon ENG -5 283 69 67 72 75
3 Luca Cianchetti ITA -4 284 72 70 74 68
4 Gian-Marco Petrozzi ENG -3 285 71 69 72 73
5 David Boote WAL -3 285 70 71 75 69
6 Adria Arnaus ESP -3 285 68 71 72 74
7 Bailey Gill ENG -2 286 74 70 67 75
8 George Bloor ENG -2 286 74 69 72 71
9 Jack Davidson WAL -2 286 71 75 74 66
10 Markus Braadlie NOR -2 286 70 73 71 72
11 Martijn Horters NED -2 286 70 72 71 73
12 Tiarnan McLarnon IRL -2 286 69 72 70 75
13 Tom Sloman ENG -1 287 71 75 74 67
14 Laird Shepherd ENG -1 287 71 72 71 73
15 Jake Bolton ENG -1 287 71 71 72 73
16 Thomas Mulligan IRL -1 287 69 71 73 74 
17 Marcus Hansen DEN -1 287 69 68 75 75
18 Giacomo Fortini ITA -1 287 68 70 76 73
19 Claudio Consul GER PAR 288 73 73 73 69
20 Toby Briggs ENG PAR 288 68 72 73 75
21 Vitor Londot Lopes POR +1 289 71 71 73 74
22 Arthur Ameil-Planchin SUI +1 289 69 71 76 73
23 Matias Honkala FIN +1 289 67 76 77 69
24 Jonathan Yates IRL +2 290 74 73 70 73 
25 Andrea Romano ITA +2 290 69 75 74 72
26 Javier Sainz ESP +3 291 75 73 72 71
27 Massimiliano Campigli ITA +3 291 74 70 71 76
28 Ayoub Lguirati MAR +3 291 72 74 72 73
29 Barry Hume SCO +3 291 71 78 69 73
30 Jordan Sundborg ENG +3 291 71 71 76 73
31 Vasco Manuel Carreira Alves POR +4 292 72 73 72 75
32 Gonçalo Costa POR +4 292 71 73 74 74
33 Sam Whitaker ENG +4 292 71 70 77 74
34 Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen DEN +4 292 70 75 72 75
35 Brandon Dietzel GER +5 293 74 73 73 73
36 David Hague ENG +6 294 71 74 73 76
37 Nicolas Schellong CZE +8 296 73 72 74 77
38 Cameron Long ENG +9 297 73 74 71 79
39 Lars Keunen NED +9 297 71 74 71 81
40 Martin Farfal FRA +10 298 70 72 75 81