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South of Ireland: Ward tops O'Hara in 19
LAHINCH, COUNTY CLARE, Ireland (July 31, 2013) -- County Louth’s Simon Ward left the amateur ranks as a winner when he beat Kilkenny’s Paul O’Hara at the 19th in a high competitive South of Ireland Amateur Open final at Lahinch.

Played in wind and rain with occasional bursts of sunshine, it ended at the first extra hole when 34-year old Kilkenny player O’Hara three putted from off the back of the green, missing a putt of little more than four feet to stay alive.

It was a sad end to a tremendous tussle in which the lead changed hands three times and while there was never more than a hole in it at any stage, only six holes were halved.

Ward, who won this title as a 19 year old in 2006, now turns his sights to the professional game and a tilt and the European Tour qualifying school in September.

Results For South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship
WinIrelandSimon WardIreland300
Runner-upIrelandPaul O'HaraIreland200
SemifinalsIrelandRyan McKinstryIreland100
SemifinalsIrelandAlex GleesonIreland100
QuarterfinalsNorthern IrelandNicky GrantNorthern Ireland50

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Match play tournament with 192 players starting and 64 receiving first-round byes.

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