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McGrane snaps up Top-10 with career low

Not even the death stare he gave a photographer after missing a short birdie putt at the last could change the outcome. Damien McGrane's closing 65 in the Africa Open gave him his lowest score with respect to par in his European Tour career, not to mention a cheque for €18,950.

McGrane snaps up Top-10 with career low

G-Mac the knife wins Volvo Match Play

Graeme McDowell was delighted to become the first Irish winner of the Volvo World Match Play. Picture ©Getty ImagesA ruthless Graeme McDowell came up trumps where Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley failed when he overcame Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Bulgaria.

More pain for McGrane

Damien McGrane in action in Singapore last season. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieSimon Thornton celebrated his return to the European Tour with an opening four-under par 69 in the Africa Open but Damien McGrane’s poor 2011 form followed him into the New Year and a one-over 74 at East London Golf Club leaves him in danger of missing the cut.