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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Cannon wins the 2013 Irish Amateur championship

Congratulations to Balbriggans Robbie Cannon who won the Irish Amateur at Royal Dublin today following  a three man play-off and sudden death.

Robbie with the South 2009

The play-off began with Graeme Roberson, Defending champion Gavin Moynihan and the eventual winner, Robbie Cannon.

With a score of Par. Bogey. Par. Over play-off holes 16-17-18 he joined Graeme Robertson in a Sudden Death hole playing the 18th. 

The three hole aggregate play-off was filled with excitement with penalty drops(Moynihan 16), putts just missing and some dropping. 

Cannon finished the four round tournament with a total of 295.

However, It did look like the tournament was all wrapped up by Jack Hume. Still on form from his play-off defeat at the Lytham Trophy just last week as he came into 17 with a two shot lead. Unfortunately for him he took a five and a six knocking him off the lead and out of a play-off position.

Jack Hume 

Robbie won with a par on the first sudden death play-off hole. Iron off the tee with 204 yards left, he struck it to 24ft and putted 15 inches past and made it back giving a massive fist pump celebration. 

Cannon sizing up the putt

It was Graeme Robertson who putt (no pun intended) up the fight against Robbie but pushed his 7 iron into the bunker right off the green and 40 ft away. He was not able to get Up'N'Down and contend with Mr. Irish Amateur Cannon.
Robertson celebrating his hole in 1 on the 12th

A great day for Robbie Cannon, another learning curve for Jack Hume who will obtain his maiden senior win  in the not so distant future.

Congratulations Robbie Cannon on your Irish Amateur Title.


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