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Paul Casey's final-hole eagle caps comeback Irish Open victory

June 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

MAYNOOTH, Ireland, June 30 (UPI) -- Paul Casey's eagle on the 18th hole capped a round of a 5-under 67 and completed a rally that lifted him to a three-stroke victory at the Irish Open Sunday.

Trailing third-round leader Joost Luiten by four shots starting the final day, Casey grabbed control with a stretch of five birdies over six holes from No. 8, then drained a 50-foot putt on the last to punctuate the win, ending at 14-under-par 274.

The four-shot turnaround tied him for the biggest comeback in event history and handed the British golfer his 12th career European Tour triumph.

Luiten, meanwhile, stumbled to a 2-over 74 at Carton House Golf Club, ending alongside Robert Rock (71) in second place at minus-11.

Sole possession of fourth place at 9-under 279 went to Pablo Larrazabal (75).

Shane Lowry (69), Gareth Shaw (69), Jose Maria Olazabal (72), Alvaro Quiros (72) and Rafael Cabrera-Bello (71) knotted for fifth at minus-8.

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