Morrow wins 2nd Irish Senior Amateur
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PALMERSTOWN, Ireland (June 1, 2012) -- Portmarnock’s Adrian Morrow captured his second Irish Seniors Amateur Open title on Connacht soil in the space of four years when he cruised to a wire-to-wire win at Athenry.

Champion at Westport in 2008, the Portmarnock man ended the day where he started, three shots clear of the chasing pack, after a third round 71 gave him a four over total of 214. A two-time East of Ireland and South of Ireland champion, Morrow made a poor start to his final round with bogeys at the first, fifth and seventh against a solitary birdie at the sixth.

And while a birdie on the tenth was cancelled out by a bogey on the 12th, he picked up a shot at the 17th to seal a three-shot win over playing partner Ian Brotherston of Scotland. Killeen’s Maurice Kelly won the Over 60’s trophy, Scot James Kinloch the Over 65’s and Waterford’s Gerry O’Keeffe the Over 70’s.

Tramore’s Rory Fitzgerald carded the best round of the day with a two under par 68.

ABOUT THE Irish Seniors Amateur Open

First played for in 1970 when the legendary Cecil Ewing (Co Sligo) won the title at Lahinch, this event has grown in strength and popularity since then. The Championship has proven to be a breeding ground for the Irish Seniors Home International Team and the European Seniors Team, as the recent list of winners proves.

This Championship attracts a quality entry from overseas, and no fewer than seven winners have come from outside of Ireland. Competitive entry process, but a handicap of 2.5-3.0 should get you in this 54 hole stroke play event.

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