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Jamie Savage Wins Irish Amateur Open Championship
12th May 2014

Scottish Savage Wins at Royal Dublin

Jamie Savage (Photo Pat Cashman & GUI)

Cawder's Jamie Savage is the new Irish men's amateur open champion. He won the title at Royal Dublin Golf Club today with a total of 288 - the only man in a huge, star-studded field to finish with a level par aggregate after four testing rounds

Savage finished two shots clear of a quartet of players that included Irish close champion and Stirling University student Cormac Sharvin and the long time leader Gary McDermott from Carton House.

The Scot's second-round 68, after an opening 74, put him in a strong position at halfway but after a 75 in the third round, he need something close to par to clinch victory over the final 18 holes - which he did.
Savage's final round of 71 featured an impressive level par back nine, and clinched a first major international win for Jamie, a 19-year-old who is coached by Stewart Savage - his father - who is professional at Dalmuir golf club.

Savage is the first Scot to lift the title since Gavin Dear in 2009.
Next best Scot was Alexander Culverwell (Dunbar), last year's Scottish amateur champion. He had rounds of 70, 73, 77 and 75 to share 11th place on 295.

Royal Aberdeen's Nick Macandrew, winner of the Battle Trophy at Crail earlier this season, made the top 20 with an aggregate of 298 (75-77-76-75) for joint 18th place.
 
IRISH MEN'S AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Royal Dublin Golf Club
FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72)
288 Jamie Savage (Scotland) 74 68 75 71
290 Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass) 74 70 73 73, Robbie van West (Netherlands) 73 74 72 71, Tom Gandy (Isle of Man) 71 71 78 70, Gary McDermott (Carton House) 69 71 74 76
291 Paul Mc Bride (The Island) 76 73 74 68, Jack Hume (Naas) 72 72 72 75
293 Marco Penge (England) 79 69 71 74, Christiaan Bezuidenhout (South Africa) 75 71 75 72, Jeff Hopkins (Royal Dublin) 74 76 70 73
295 Barry Anderson (Royal Dublin) 75 76 72 72, Colin Fairweather (Knock) 73 76 74 72, Alexander Culverwell (Dunbar) 70 73 77 75
296 Robin Dawson (Faithlegg) 74 74 75 73, Stuart Grehan (Tullamore) 72 76 74 74, Ashley Mason (England) 72 73 74 77
297 Dermot McElroy (Ballymena) 76 74 72 75
298 James Allan (England) 77 76 74 71, Nick MacAndrew (Royal Aberdeen) 75 72 76 75
299 Richard Knightly (Royal Dublin) 76 77 73 73, Gus Mottershead (England) 76 76 72 75, Lauri Ruuska (Finland) 76 75 74 74, Reeve Whitson (Mourne) 76 71 76 76
300 Miki Kuronen (Finland) 75 77 72 76, Kevin Le Blanc (The Island) 74 72 79 75, Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) 73 76 76 75
301 Mark Shanahan (Castlemartyr) 82 73 73 73, Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) 73 76 78 74
302 Darragh Coghlan (Portmarnock) 75 74 76 77, Rory McNamara (Headfort) 74 80 74 74, Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene) 74 75 77 76, Thriston Lawrence (South Africa) 73 70 80 79
303 Lukas Lipold (Austria) 83 74 72 74, Adam Dunton (McDonald Ellon) 78 74 74 77, John Greene (Portmarnock) 76 73 78 76
304 Scott Gibson (Southerness) 73 75 80 76, Sem Westdijk (Netherlands) 71 75 78 80
305 Scott Borrowman (Dollar) 80 73 76 76, Kieran McCarthy (Castlemartyr) 78 73 79 75, Ben Best (Rathmore) 76 78 73 78, William Hanna (Kilkeel) 75 77 75 78, Seamus Cullen (Slieve Russell) 75 76 78 76
306 Rowan Lester (Hermitage) 78 77 75 76, Robert Cannon (Balbriggan) 78 77 75 76, Assaf Choen (Israel) 78 75 75 78, Haydn McCullen (England) 75 80 74 77
307 Hinrich Arkenau (Germany) 74 80 75 78
308 Connor Syme (Dumfries and Co) 78 76 75 79, Eugene Smith (Ardee) 76 80 73 79
309 James Fox (Portmarnock) 78 73 78 80, Henry Tomlinson (England) 74 76 79 80
310 Daniel Holland (Castle) 75 75 79 81

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