Sunday 4 December 2016

Galbraith bogey drama

Published 08/06/2015 | 02:30

John-Ross Galbraith lead the final round of the St Andrews Links Trophy with three holes to play when disaster struck as he found all sorts of trouble and slipped down the leaderboard
John-Ross Galbraith lead the final round of the St Andrews Links Trophy with three holes to play when disaster struck as he found all sorts of trouble and slipped down the leaderboard

A disastrous triple-bogey eight on the 14th - at 618 yards the longest hole - on the famous Old Course at St Andrews last night cost Irish star John-Ross Galbraith the chance of scooping his most prestigious trophy so far in a blossoming career.

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The 21-year-old 2014 Irish Close champion from Whitehead was at the head of the pack in the final round of the St Andrews Links Trophy with three holes to play when disaster struck as he found all sorts of trouble and slipped down the leaderboard.

That triple-bogey rather unsettled the Whitehead man and any remote hopes he had of victory completely disappeared when he bogeyed the 17th - and he eventually carded a 76 for a 216 aggregate and a share of third.

Cormac Sharvin, who has enjoyed a marvellous start to the season, slumped to an eight-over-par 80 in his second round yesterday, including two double-bogeys and a triple-bogey, and with a closing 76 dropped out of the top 20.

In the end, the event was won by Italian Federico Zucchetti with a 214 aggregate.

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