Lyons roars again to take Munster Strokeplay in sudden-death
Joe Lyons and his wife Vera are all smiles after the playoff. Picture via  Niall O’Shea/Twitter

Joe Lyons and his wife Vera are all smiles after the playoff. Picture via Niall O’Shea/Twitter

Galway's Joe Lyons (47) beat Waterford's Eanna Griffin with a par four at the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Munster Strokeplay Championship at Cork Golf Club.

Seven strokes behind Lyons on two-over after a third round 71, Griffin closed with a 70 to Lyon's 77 to leave them a shot clear of Carton House's Keith Egan on level par 288.

They shared the par-four first in par and moved to the 17th where Griffin chipped to seven feet but missed for par and Offaly native Lyons, winner of the West of Ireland title in 2007, two-putted from 25 feet for victory.

Keith Egan was third on 289 with defending champion Alan Fahy fourth, two shots outside the playoff on 290.

Fahy also won the Carr-Bruen Trophy for the leading player under 25.

Munster Strokeplay Championship, Cork GC (Par 72)

Detailed scores

288 E Griffin (Waterford) 73 74 71 70, *J Lyons (Galway) 70 71 70 77 (*Lyons won with a par at 2nd extra hole);

289 K Egan (Carton House) 71 73 70 75;

290 A Fahy (Dun Laoghaire) 76 68 74 72;

291 G Dunne (Co. Louth) 73 74 76 68;

292 G O’Flaherty (Cork) 79 66 70 77;

293 J Fox (Portmarnock) 77 77 66 73, D Reddan Jnr (Nenagh) 76 69 73 75;

294 S Flanagan (Co. Sligo) 80 69 74 71, S Walsh (Portmarnock) 73 74 73 74;

295 R Cannon (Balbriggan) 74 73 74 74;

296 R Latimer (Knock) 76 72 74 74;

297 D McMahon (Castletroy) 76 74 73 74, J McDonnell (Forrest Little) 73 72 77 75;

298 P Murray (Clontarf) 77 74 73 74, P O’Hara (Kilkenny) 73 76 77 72;

299 G O’Mahony (Fota Island) 77 77 75 70, J Ryan (Castletroy) 76 78 74 71, N Carroll (Athlone) 74 74 73 78;

301 S Desmond (Monkstown) 75 78 72 76, D Flynn (Carton House) 75 77 77 72, S Hogan (Nenagh) 75 73 75 78, TJ Ford (Co. Sligo) 74 75 77 75, L Grehan (Mullingar) 73 78 79 71;

303 R O’Connor (Co. Sligo) 78 75 76 74, F O’Sullivan (Tralee) 77 76 78 72, R Dutton (Tandragee) 76 77 76 74, M Deasy (Lee Valley) 76 71 81 75;

304 K Murphy (Dun Laoghaire) 79 73 75 77, J O’Sullivan (Cork) 76 76 75 77, E Murphy (Dundalk) 74 77 78 75, I O’Rourke (Cork) 73 78 75 78, T O’Connor (Athlone) 73 76 75 80;

305 B Doran (Baltinglass) 76 72 81 76, B Murray (Waterford Castle) 75 79 71 80;

307 J Knipe (Royal Portrush) 77 76 78 76;

308 K Murphy (Cork) 77 72 74 85, K Bornemann (Douglas) 73 75 82 78; 

315 M O’Sullivan (The International) 78 76 80 81;

317 D Reidy (Cork) 80 74 82 81.

CUT

MC O'Brien, Scott Nenagh +11 82 73 155 

MC Small, William Tandragee +11 81 74 155 

MC Flynn, Paul Tramore +11 75 80 155 

MC Collins, Mark Killeencastle +11 75 80 155 

MC Kennedy, Fergal The Island +11 74 81 155 

MC Connolly, Paraic Killeen Castle +12 83 73 156 

MC Long, Eoghan Monkstown +12 80 76 156 

MC Shanahan, Mark West Waterford +12 78 78 156 

MC Buckley, Paul Memorial Golf Club Houston +12 78 78 156 

MC Knightly, Richard Royal Dublin +12 78 78 156 

MC McCormack, Andrew Castletroy +13 82 75 157 

MC Ryan, Aaron Thurles +13 81 76 157 

MC O'Flynn, Ian Cork +13 77 80 157 

MC McClean, Matthew Malone Golf Club +13 77 80 157

MC McLoughlin, James Portumna +13 77 80 157 

MC Gillivan, Harry Westport +14 80 78 158 

MC Fitzpatrick, Keith Kinsale +14 79 79 158 

MC Ward, Gary Kinsale +15 78 81 159 

MC McGlynn, Shane Portmarnock +15 78 81 159 

MC Lynch, Ian Rosslare +16 82 78 160 

MC Butler, Cathal Kinsale +16 80 80 160 

MC Greene, John Portmarnock +17 78 83 161 

MC Farrell, Evan Ardee +18 81 81 162 

MC O'Brien, Eoin Clontarf +18 77 85 162 

MC Brady, David Co. Sligo +19 83 80 163 

MC Whelan, Jake Newlands +19 81 82 163 

MC Smith, Adam Mullingar +20 83 81 164 

MC Milne, Rory Faithlegg +21 82 83 165 

MC McDowell, Conor Cobh +27 85 86 171 

RTD Lenehan, Geoff Portmarnock +7 79 79

NR Greenberg, Stefan Tandragee Par

NS Williamson, Rory Holywood Par

NS O'Leary, Jason Dromoland Par