Moran 21st in Portuguese Amateur
Robert Moran (Castle). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Robert Moran (Castle). Picture by Pat Cashman

Castle’s Robert Moran showed his quality as he finished tied for 21st despite closing with a disappointing 76 in the final round of the Portuguese Amateur Championship at Montado Hotel & Golf Resort.

Just four strokes off the pace at halfway after a brace of 70’s, he was six strokes behind entering the final round but mixed three birdies with five bogeys and a double bogey to end the week on one-under par.

He finished 12 strokes behind 16-year old Portuguese star Daniel da Costa Rodrigues, who led by two strokes from England’s Laurie Owen after rounds of 69, 67 and 69 before closing with a 70 to win by three strokes from Owen and France’s Lucas Abrial on 13-under-par.

Castleknock’s Paul Coughlan tied for 28th on level par after a 74 with Dun Laoghaire’s Alan Fahy 44th on six-over after a 74.

89th Portuguese Internacional Amateur Championship, Montado (Par 72)

Detailed scores

1 Daniel da Costa Rodrigues POR -13 275 69 67 69 70 

2 Lucas Abrial FRA -10 278 71 69 70 68 

2 Laurie Owen ENG -10 278 68 70 69 71 

4 Bard Bjoernevik Skogen NOR -9 279 69 74 69 67 

5 Charles Almeida FRA -8 280 67 73 69 71 

5 Bailey Gill ENG -8 280 71 70 67 72 

7 Ben Schmidt ENG -7 281 71 67 71 72 

7 Alex Hietala FIN -7 281 73 71 68 69 

7 Matty Lamb ENG -7 281 72 70 70 69 

10 Charlie Thornton ENG -6 282 66 70 74 72 

10 Dan Brown ENG -6 282 71 71 71 69 

T21 Robert Moran IRL -1 287 70 70 71 76 

T28 Paul Coughlan IRL PAR 288 71 70 73 74 

44 Alan Fahy IRL +6 294 70 77 72 75