Thursday 18 January 2018

Sharvin maintains impressive start

Ireland's Cormac Sharvin. Photo credit: Barry Cronin/Getty Images
Ireland's Cormac Sharvin. Photo credit: Barry Cronin/Getty Images

Cormac Sharvin continued his stunning start to the season by clinching third spot in the Scottish Open stroke-play championship at Moray over the weekend.

This achievement came just four weeks after the 22-year-old former Irish close champion from Ardglass grabbed a share of second place in the Lytham Trophy.

These two excellent finishes confirmed Sharvin’s status as one of the main contenders for a place in the Walker Cup side to face the Americans at Royal Lytham and St Annes in September.

At Moray the Ulsterman posted an impressive  four-round aggregate of 280-four under par with scores of 69,69,69 and 73 to be two strokes behind winner Goodwood teenager Marco Penge and one adrift of Scotsman Graeme Robertson who had to settle for second spot despite two birdies in the last three holes.

Sharvin was always in contention and he too finished with two birdies in the final three holes but his undoing in the last round was three bogeys on the outward half, although he was content with his performance afterwards.

“I felt good all weekend,was hitting the ball well and my putting held up,” said Sharvin who is in good heart for the Amateur Championship at Carnoustie later in the month.

Portmarnock’s Alexander Wilson,the other Irishman in the field also performed commendably finishing in joint 14th position with a 287 total.

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