DUBLIN, IRELAND (May 8, 2016) - On Sunday Colm Campbell closed out the Flogas Irish Amateur Open and laid claim to the biggest win of his career. Campbell shot four under-par rounds to finish 16-under, one-stroke better then Jack Hume at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Campbell began the day leading Hume by two-strokes.
“It was a very, very hard fought victory I can tell you,” Colm Campbell told Golfnet.
Following a birdie on 17 Campbell held a two-stroke lead as he walked onto the 18th tee box and after a drive into the fairway it looked as if he would be able to salt things away. What Campbell didn't know was that Hume, the first round leader, playing in the group ahead had other ideas as he holed a 60-foot birdie putt from the fridge that moved him to 15-under and only one behind.
Now needing par to avoid a playoff Campbell hit his second shot to 30-feet setting up the championship sealing two-putt. With the win the 29-year-old broke free of a two-year winless draught that dated back to his 2014 East of Ireland win.
“It’s good to get another win under the belt. It’s been two years nearly and you sort or always doubt yourself that will you ever get another championship because they’re so hard to come by. There’s so many good players and everybody is capable of winning,” said Campbell.
The victory also punched Campbell's ticket to the Europen Tour's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in a couple weeks time. The tournament is hosted by Rory McIlroy and will be played at The K Club, the sight of the 2006 Ryder Cup.
“I think my overall game is in very good shape,” Campbell said. “Coming down the stretch, my swing stood up, I putted really well as well so there’s a lot of good aspects there.”
Max Boegel attempted to make a final round run at the leaders finished 12-under in third. The top-five was rounded out by Marco Penge and Matthew Jordan tying for fourth at 9-under.
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