BARRY, Scotland (June 1, 2014) -- Gavin Moynihan of Ireland charged up the leaderboard on the final day and won the Scottish Open Amateur Stroke Play, clearing third round leader Geoff Drakeford by two.
The tournament played the final two rounds today at Panmure Golf Club, and Moynihan shot 68-67 for a four round total of five-under 275. The rising sophomore at the University of Alabama had 11 birdies and an eagle on the final day.
His third round started off well, as he was four-under for the day after 11, but he made a quintuple-bogey 9 on the 12th to drop him all the way back to one-over. He rebounded quickly, however, as he birdied three of his last six to salvage a two-under 68, and then shot 67 in his final round thanks to an eagle on the par-five 14th that essentially won him the tournament.
He beat out a three player group tied for second at 277. Nick Marsh and Jack Hume both shot final round 66s, while Geoff Drakeford, the leader for the first three rounds, fell back, shooting five-over 75.
Drakeford was tied with Moynihan heading into the last two holes, but finished bogey-bogey, sealing a tough final round after a fantastic first three rounds. Drakeford held a four-stroke lead heading into the last round before settling for tied for second.
Only two Scottish players finished in the top 10, as Scott Gibson shot one-over 281 to tie for seventh, and Murray Naysmith shot 282 to tie for ninth.