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Cutler wins Irish Amateur Close title

SHANNON, Ireland (May 22, 2011) -- Paul Cutler (Portstewart) held his nerve to clinch the title at the Irish Amateur Close Championship sponsored by Golfsure at Shannon in a dramatic final day shootout. A final round of 71 gave Cutler the title by two shots from Aaron Kearney (Castlerock) and Pat Murray (Limerick). Murray and Kearney, who started the final round tied with Cutler and Muskerry's Niall Gorey, had both found the par-five 18th in two and needed to convert their eagle putts to post a target of three over, but both grazed the hole. That left Cutler needing a par to win the title, but he showed true pedigree by getting up and down for birdie to win by two shots.
Results For Irish Amateur Close Championship
Place  PtsScores
1Northern IrelandPaul CutlerNorthern Ireland40069-73-77-71--290
T2Northern IrelandAaron KearneyNorthern Ireland30076-71-72-73--292
T2IrelandPat MurrayIreland30075-74-70-73--292
T3IrelandMichael DurcanIreland20074-75-72-72--293
T3IrelandEoin ArthursIreland20072-72-76-73--293

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