Catlin captures second title at Irish Open as Burmester falters

American golfer John Catlin wins Irish Open

American golfer John Catlin wins Irish Open

John Catlin overturned a four-stroke deficit at Galgorm Citadel Golf Membership, firing a elegant closing spherical 64 to win his second European Tour title of the season on the Irish Open.

The American began the day 4 strokes behind 54-hole chief Aaron Rai however shortly moved up the leaderboard as he made the flip in three-under par.

He pulled clear on the 16th gap after which signed for a ten-under par full.

Rai birdied the 17th to maneuver to nine-under, needing a birdie to vitality a play-off, however an errant second shot discovered hassle and a dropped shot handed Catlin his second victory in 4 weeks – after worthwhile at Andalucia Masters.

“It is fairly exhausting to make clear. So numerous years of exhausting work have gone into this second. It was my objective to win as quickly as additional at first of this week, to have achieved it’s one issue truly, truly specific,” talked about Catlin.

“(Worthwhile at Valderrama) was large. You actually not know if you are going to win or not, to get that monkey off my as soon as extra at Valderrama actually freed me up presently to know I might do it. Be succesful to look myself contained in the mirror and inform myself that I have been correct proper right here ahead of and I can do it as quickly as additional.” 

South Africa’s Dean Burmester, who was two strokes as soon as extra forward of the final phrase spherical, had a day to neglect as he carded a 75 to complete T22 on 1-under par.

Justin Harding ended on account of the best-placed South African as he completed T11 at three-under par.

Important scores from the final phrase spherical of the European Tour’s Irish Open in Ballymena on Sunday (GBR/IRL moreover acknowledged, par 70):

270 – John Catlin (USA) 67-70-69-64

272 – Aaron Rai (ENG) 65-70-67-70

273 – Jazz Janewattananond (THA) 68-70-66-69, Maverick Antcliff (AUS) 70-65-68-70

274 – Joakim Lagergren (SWE) 70-66-71-67, Oscar Lengden (SWE) 67-71-66-70

275 – Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR) 70-72-70-63, Lucas Herbert (AUS) 71-67-67-70, Jordan Smith 65-71-70-69

276 – Adrian Meronk (POL) 71-69-70-66

277 – Justin Harding (RSA) 68-69-69-71, Joost Luiten (NED) 71-70-69-67, Scott Hend (AUS) 68-69-70-70

– Compiled by Sport24 workers

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