Hurley claims top-five finish after stunning 66
Published 30/06/2014 | 02:30
A record-equalling seven-under-par 66 enabled West Waterford's Gary Hurley to finish joint fifth with Gavin Moynihan in the English Open Stroke-Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy at Seaton Carew.
The Irish pair finished on an eight-under 284 – six strokes adrift of winner Ben Stow, who also carded a closing 66.
Hurley's 66 included a stunning eagle three on the 521-yard 11th, seven birdies and two bogeys. Moynihan, who began the final round a stroke off the pace, concluded with a 71 made up of three birdies one bogey and 14 pars.
Cormac Sharvin, who started the final round as joint leader, posted 73 despite making a complete mess of the 12th, where he had a nightmare nine to drop four strokes.
Meanwhile, Denmark's Emily Pedersen won the British Ladies Open Amateur Championship at Royal St George, beating Belgium's Leslie Cloots 3&1 in the final.