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Joe Lyons led the Munster
Strokeplay after each of the first three rounds, but he had to wait for two
additional holes before claiming the title after a dramatic playoff. The
overnight leader maintained his three-stroke lead after the third round, but
there were plenty of chances in the final round as most of the contenders
dropped shots. In the end Eanna Griffin and Joe Lyons both led on level
par, meaning a sudden death playoff to decide on a winner. The first hole was halved in pars after both
golfers had reasonable birdie chances.
It was onto the 17th from there, the infamous short par four
with the notoriously tricky green. Lyons
made the green in two but Griffin missed it and that proved decisive. After Griffin chipped on he missed the par
putt. With around 25 feet left for
Lyons, the experienced campaigner settled for a very sensible two putt to claim
the Munster Strokeplay title.
For Joe it was a victory of the course that was long
overdue. “I’ve had a bit of a love hate
relationship with this this course” said Joe after his win. “I’ve had
nines and tens and all sorts of things down through the years when I had
chances of winning this event. Even leading the qualifiers in the Irish
Close a few years back I had a ten on the 16th. I wasn’t expecting a whole pile so I’m delighted with
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