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http://‘Spectacular Golf’ was the cry of the afternoon as the spectators in Kilkenny Golf Club were treated to an amazing round of golf in both the championship and the plate. Irish Close Championship – Final The sun broke through once more as the final of the Irish girls Close got under way just before 2pm today as Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) and Irish International teammate, Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) went head to head. The pair shared pars on the opening two holes but Niamh shot a fantastic eagle on the 3rd to go 1 up. Julie quickly brought the match back to all square with a par on the 4th and birdied the 6th to swing the tie 1 up in her favour. Niamh fought back with 3 birdies in a row to start the back 9 two shots clear of Julie but as they teed up on 12, Niamh had extended her lead by another, but was soon reigned back in. The pair halved the 14th with birdies and the 15th with pars but Julie got herself back on level terms with a birdie on the 16th. Niamh made, what everybody assumed to be, the decisive move of the match on the 17th with a steady par to head down 18 with a one shot lead, however Julie was as steady as always and made par with a tremendous up and down from the bunker. The pair both boomed their drive down the 1st (19th) again but both slightly further right than they would have hoped resulting in the hole being halved with two pars. In the end, Julie McCarthy came out victorious with yet another par on the 20th hole to win her 2nd Irish Girls’ Close title. – See more at: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/ilgu/1537/irish-girls-close-championship-day-4#sthash.sdil2hr3.dpuf

 

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