Eamon Gibney scored a final round of 46 to win the Irish Open at Glenville with a 54 hole aggregate of 25 under par 137. Eamon, who was third in the 2013 Catalan Open, finished three shots clear of fellow Irishman Liam O'Donovan. O'Donovan, winner of that 2013 Catalan event and no stranger to podium finishes in international opens, fired a phenomenal 43 final round to post a 140 total. Alan Hanlon, himself round in 43 in the second round, scored 50 on Sunday to finish third on 142. World Cup winner John Ross Crangle (45 final round), 2011 Irish Open winner Damien Fleming (46) and World Strokeplay champion John Walsh (48) tied on 18 under par.
Photo album courtesy of PPUI
Marian Byrne (Ireland) has won the ladies Irish Open by a shot from Tracey McGrath. Marian, who won the first ever Ladies International Open in Italy in 2000, closed with a final round of 53 for a six under par total of 156 for the three rounds. Tracey added a 54 to her Saturday efforts of 49 and 54. Margaret Hogan finished third.
Over 55's winner was Pacelli Darcy (Ireland) who scored 50 on Sunday for an overall 150 (-12), three clear of Ireland's Anthony Malone.
After the rain delay, 36 holes were finally completed at Glenville on Sunday morning. Eamon Gibney fired a second round of 46 to lead on 91, that's 17 under par. Eamon was but a single stroke clear of the most successful player in international open history, Alan Hanlon. Hanlon added a brilliant 43 to his opening 49, to lie on 92 with 18 holes to play.
Leading second round scores (all Irish).
Eamon Gibney 91
Alan Hanlon 92
John Walsh 96
Paudie O'Sullivan 96
John O'Meara 97
Liam O'Donovan 97
Damien Fleming 98
Provisional Sunday pairings
The 2014 Irish Open (May 9-11) will be hosted at the Glenville course in Dublin's Tallaght, one of the finest courses in Ireland.
View the revised pairings and timesheet here.
View the pre event Press Release here
The event was formally launched at Glenville on April 18th by Mayor of South Dublin Dermot Looney and PPUI President Eamonn Birchall. Read PPUI's report here.
View the provisional pairings and timesheet here.
PPUI Irish Ladies Open Preview here.
2011 winner Damien Fleming looks ahead to the 2014 event here
See the event poster here
Get all the details of the Irish Open here