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Campbell digs deep to secure East of Ireland Championship

Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) winner of the 2014 East of Ireland Amateur Golf Championship

Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) winner of the 2014 East of Ireland Amateur Golf Championship

Ulster representative, Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint), dug deep to win the East of Ireland Championship at Co Louth GC.

The 27-year-old held off defending champion Paul Dunne (Greystones) to bag a long overdue victory on the national stage.

Campbell carded a third round 68, holing in one at the 15th, to take a four-shot lead into the final round and then closed with a two over 74 to win by two from Dunne on six under.

“To get one of these championships isn’t easy come by, there are a lot of great players out there,” said Campbell who had his uncle, former amateur legend Paddy Gribben acting as caddy.

“I played really, really good all week. Tee to green, I was really solid.

“Last year was a real struggle for me but I worked really, really hard over the winter on my game with Paddy and also spent a lot of time working on my fitness.

“I went to the West of Ireland Championship and made it to the last 16, before losing toJack Hume who went on to win it.

“I beat Harry Diamond along the way and that gave me a lot of confidence. Harry is one of the most competitive guys out there and to beat him left me thinking that I was on the right track.

“I followed that up by finishing in the top 25 at the Irish Amateur and then won the Scratch Cup at Warrenpoint so I went into the tournament in Baltray in good positive mood.”

Campbell is now targetting a return to Ulster colours for the inter-provincial championships. He will be back in action this week at the Irish Close Championship.

East of Ireland Championship sponsored by CityNorth Hotel

282 Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) 72 68 68 74

284 Paul Dunne (Greystones) 68 72 76 68

288 Gary Hurley (West Waterford) 74 70 72 72

289 Eoin Arthurs (Forrest Little.) 75 70 71 73, Pat Murray (Limerick) 72 74 67 76, Gary O’Flaherty (Cork) 70 71 71 77

290 James Fox (Portmarnock) 76 73 70 71

291 Connor Doran (Banbridge) 75 75 72 69, Richard Bridges (Stackstown) 74 74 71 72

292 Mark Shanahan (Castlemartyr) 79 70 73 70, Barry Anderson (The Royal Dublin) 73 73 77 69

293 Chris Selfridge (Moyola Park) 78 72 70 73, John-Ross Galbraith (Whitehead) 73 73 74 73, Stephen Coulter (Warrenpoint) 70 75 77 71, Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) 69 76 75 73

294 Gary Collins (Rosslare) 74 73 74 73

295 Steffan O’Hara (Co. Sligo) 75 76 75 69

296 Alan Lowry (Esker Hills) 75 75 75 71, Aaron Grant (Dundalk) 75 71 76 74, Sean Ryan (The Royal Dublin) 75 70 77 74, Eddie McCormack (Galway) 74 72 75 75

297 Kevin Le Blanc (The Island) 71 75 75 76, Paul Reavey (Warrenpoint) 70 76 71 80

299 John Hickey (Cork) 75 74 73 77, Alex Gleeson (Castle) 72 75 73 79, Darragh Coghlan (Portmarnock) 71 77 74 77

300 Cian Geraghty (Laytown & Bettystown) 76 74 77 73, James Lindsay (North West) 76 73 77 74, Conor O’Rourke (Naas) 76 68 80 76, Ben Best (Rathmore) 74 76 76 74, Michael Sinclair (Knock) 71 79 70 80

301 Niall Gorey (Palmerstown Stud) 71 78 74 78, Harry McHugh (Skerries) 68 79 77 77

302 Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) 78 69 77 78, Keith Egan (Carton House) 77 74 75 76, Jeff Hopkins (The Royal Dublin) 77 73 76 76, Ally Purdy (Ballyclare) 76 73 77 76

303 Mark O’Rourke (Royal Tara) 77 73 77 76, Stephen Browne (Hermitage) 75 74 80 74

304 Tony O’Leary (Wexford) 76 73 79 76

305 Eugene Smith (Ardee) 72 77 77 79, Chris Carroll (Shandon Park) 72 75 76 82

306 William Hanna (Kilkeel) 74 75 77 80

307 Phillip Purdy (Shandon Park) 76 75 77 79, Liam Ashby (Naas) 76 74 79 78, Caolan Kennedy (Forrest Little.) 73 76 78 80

309 Matthew Wylie (Portugal) 73 78 82 76, Simon Bryan (Delgany) 73 75 87 74

311 Brian O’Reilly (Athenry) 74 72 84 81

313 Shane McGlynn (Carton House) 76 73 84 80

 

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