facebook
twitter
search
search

Richard Finch captures the Irish Open

May 18, 2008 at 1:59 PM

LIMERICK, Ireland, May 18 (UPI) -- Richard Finch managed a 2-under-par 70 Sunday to capture the Irish Open golf tournament in Limerick, Ireland, by two strokes over Felipe Aguilar.

The Englishman's 72-hole total was 10-under 278. He started the round one-stroke back of compatriot Bradley Dredge, the overnight leader.

Finch bogeyed the fourth but then went out to a four-stroke lead with a six-foot birdie putt at No. 15 and held on to get his second win on the European Tour.

"It hasn't sunk in yet really," Finch said. "I'm delighted with how I played all day. I'm really pleased with how I was mentally. I tried to keep going forward this time. I was a lot more in control this time."

Aguilar, from Chile, finished at 8-under 280 after also shooting a closing 2-under 70.

Sweden's Robert Karlsson (71), Holland's Maarten Lafeber (67), Gary Murphy (69) of Ireland and England's Lee Westwood (72) shared third place at 7-under 281.

Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cincinnati Reds claim rare series win vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Baltimore Orioles blank Atlanta Braves to sweep series
San Francisco 49ers activate RB Carlos Hyde
San Francisco Giants' Peavy, three relievers shut out Milwaukee Brewers
Tom Brady, NFLPA sue NFL over suspension