Fanagan claims Irish Senior Men’s Amateur Open crown

by | May 20, 2022 | 0 comments

Jody Fanagan (Milltown Golf Club) winner of the Irish Senior Amateur Open in Douglas Golf Club, Cork, Ireland. 20/05/2022. Picture: Golffile | Fran Caffrey

Ronan MacNamara

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Jody Fanagan is the 2022 Irish Senior Men’s Amateur Open champion. The Milltown golfer defeated local hero and 2021 Irish Senior Men’s Close champion Karl Bornemann by a shot at Douglas.

Fanagan’s 75 saw him finish on +9 in Cork, with Bornemann’s 71 leaving him on +10.

The Dubliner started the day with a five-shot lead from Bornemann, but the procession quickly turned into a two-horse race on the back-nine of the final day. With a six-shot lead going into the back-nine, Fanagan bogeyed 10, 11 and 12, to cut the lead to three, and that lead was cut to two with three to play.

Fanagan’s up and down from the back of the green for par on 18 proved enough, with Bornemann’s birdie cutting the lead to win, as the former Walker Cup star won his first stroke play title, after a stellar amateur career.

“It was a tough day”, Fanagan said after the win. “Leading by five going in was a lot of pressure. I’ve never been five ahead. In my life I’ve never won a stroke play competition. I’ve done well in matchplay but never like this.

“It was a mental battle today. Karl played brilliantly on the back nine, but I’m delighted to get over the line.”

“It was always going to be a challenge”, Bornemann said after the round. “Jody is a class player. He’s been there and done that at the top level. I needed a quick start but was a bit flat. I started reeling him in, but Jody’s clutch putts helped.”

“I’m delighted with my own game, that I could do what I did. On the day, it just wasn’t good enough.”

The English charge was led by Colin Jones who fired a fine effort of two-over 72 for a twelve-over total.

There was a three-way tie for fourth including Banbridge’s Jim Carvill, Steve Graham and England’s Stephen Jensen on thirteen-over. The top-10 was rounded off by America’s Tom Sweigart, England’s Ian Attoe, Norway’s Tore Christoffer Sviland and Castlemartyr’s John O’Brien on plus fifteen.

FINAL SCORES
219    J Fanagan (Milltown Golf Club), 71, 73, 75
220    K Bornemann (Douglas Golf Club), 75, 74, 71
222    C Jones (West Sussex Golf Club), 75, 75, 72
223    J Carvill (Banbridge Golf Club), 77, 75, 71; S Jensen (The Wisley Golf Club), 75, 77, 71; S Graham (East Sussex National Golf & Country Club), 72, 78, 73
225    J O’Brien (Castlemartyr Golf Club), 78, 74, 73; T Sweigart (Education City Golf Club), 78, 74, 73; I Attoe (Worplesdon Golf Club), 77, 75, 73; T Sviland (Stavanger Golfklubb), 77, 73, 75
226    G Bolla (Monticello ), 75, 77, 74
227    R Kellock (Sunningdale Golf Club), 79, 74, 74
228    D Kinneen (Galway Bay Golf Club), 72, 84, 72
230    G Jones (Radyr Golf Club), 84, 72, 74; J Ambridge (Moor Park Golf Club), 82, 73, 75; M White (West Wilts Golf Club), 79, 75, 76; R Guilfoyle (Kilkenny Golf Club), 78, 76, 76; D Lowans (Dun Laoghaire Golf Club), 76, 77, 77
231    A Lilley (Ballyclare Golf Club), 80, 74, 77; P Lyons (Cork Golf Club), 78, 78, 75; K Knightly (Royal Dublin Golf Club), 75, 78, 78; C Murphy (Clandeboye Golf Club), 73, 84, 74
232    S Brown (Castle Eden Golf Club), 79, 78, 75; D Brabazon  (Balbriggan ), 76, 81, 75; R Clark (Walton Heath Golf Club), 75, 80, 77
233    M Windebank (Portstewart Golf Club), 80, 75, 78; M Stones (Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club), 79, 79, 75; A Morrow (Portmarnock Golf Club), 78, 81, 74; S East (Ganton Golf Club), 78, 80, 75; P Sutton (Dunstable Downs Golf Club), 74, 80, 79
234    J O’Sullivan (Fota Island Golf Club), 83, 75, 76; J Mitchell (Tramore Golf Club), 81, 78, 75; B Hobson (Malone Golf Club), 78, 80, 76; A Brannock (Newlands Golf Club), 78, 77, 79; M Davey (Mourne Golf Club), 77, 75, 82
235    S Alley (Fota Island Golf Club), 80, 79, 76; E Haugh (Castletroy Golf Club), 79, 76, 80; A Moran (Tuam Golf Club), 78, 78, 79; A Atkinson (Windermere Golf Club), 78, 76, 81; M McMurray (Royal Portrush Golf Club), 76, 78, 81
236    R Elmes (Stoneham Golf Club), 80, 76, 80
237    H Smyth (Mourne Golf Club), 82, 80, 75
238    D O’Neill (The Links Portmarnock), 82, 77, 79; P Madigan (Waterford Castle), 77, 81, 80
239    K Ross (Lisburn Golf Club), 84, 76, 79; L Watcham (Harpenden Common Golf Club), 81, 81, 77; P Bevins (Mount Wolseley Golf Club), 81, 78, 80
240    B Donlon (Birr Golf Club), 84, 79, 77
241    D Morris (Limerick Golf Club), 80, 82, 79; N Evans (St Mellons Golf Club), 80, 80, 81
243    A Doyle (Castlerock Golf Club), 82, 78, 83
244    B Lavery (Belvoir Park Golf Club), 82, 80, 82
245    N Livesey (Monkstown Golf Club), 86, 76, 83; P Evans (Royal Jersey Golf Club), 80, 81, 84; C Whitney (Gallery Golf Club), 77, 83, 85
246    M Gwyther (Morlais Castle ), 79, 81, 86
RTD 157    N Grimmitt (Glamorganshire Golf Club), 80, 77
MC 163    M McCormick (West Middlesex Golf Club), 85, 78; A Egan (Carton House Golf Club), 82, 81; P Murphy (Cork Golf Club), 82, 81
MC 164    D Egan (Moyvalley Golf Club), 85, 79; D Smith (Millicent Golf Club), 84, 80; R Jones (Royal Porthcawl), 83, 81; P Mitchel (Holywood Golf Club), 83, 81; M Hogan (Co. Longford Golf Club), 81, 83
MC 165    T Tyrrell (The Heath Golf Club), 85, 80; P Nancarrow (Old Fold Manor Golf Club), 83, 82; A Higgins (Royal Dublin Golf Club), 83, 82; W Taylor (Eagle Point GC), 83, 82; A Williams (Newport (Gwent) Golf Club), 78, 87
MC 166    A Ng  (The Singapore Island Country Club), 86, 80; J Carroll (Bandon Golf Club), 84, 82; M Samuelsson (Lucan Golf Club), 84, 82; M Chambers (Royal Dublin Golf Club), 83, 83; J Killeen (Claremorris Golf Club), 82, 84
MC 167    I Smyth (Clandeboye Golf Club), 79, 88
MC 168    G Adair (Douglas Golf Club), 85, 83
MC 169    M D’arcy (Oughterard Golf Club), 88, 81; J Crean (Kinsale Golf Club), 85, 84
MC 171    P Higgins (Grange Golf Club), 93, 78; M O’Neill (Clonmel Golf Club), 89, 82; D Collins (Douglas Golf Club), 88, 83; H O’Leary (Muskerry Golf Club), 85, 86; J Tobin (Waterford GC), 84, 87; B Whitaker (Elm Park ), 83, 88
MC 172    B McDonnell (The K Club), 91, 81; D O’Loughlin (Cregmore Park Golf Club), 87, 85
MC 173    P Morris (Douglas Golf Club), 90, 83; F Lepoivre (Raray), 86, 87
MC 174    D Sheedy (Lahinch Golf Club), 90, 84; M Gaynor (Co. Meath Golf Club), 85, 89
MC 175    D Linehan (Muskerry Golf Club), 91, 84; J Chisholm (Muskerry Golf Club), 91, 84; J Crowley (The Island Golf Club), 88, 87
MC 176    P Phelan (Cahir Park Golf Club), 89, 87
MC 178    F Leonard (Knightsbrook Golf Club), 95, 83; P Higgins (Luttrellstown Castle G&CC), 86, 92
MC 179    P Graham (Minchinhampton Golf Club), 94, 85
MC 181    V Broderick (Dooks Golf Club), 87, 94
MC 186    J Garvey (Co. Louth Golf Club), 92, 94
MC 187    D Murphy (Youghal Golf Club), 88, 99
WD 160    T Cleary (Cork Golf Club), 81, WD79
NR 171    R Fitzgerald (Tramore Golf Club), NR89, 82
NR 83    B Rigby (Glamorganshire Golf Club)
NR 74    P Purdy (Shandon Park Golf Club)
NR 80    D Costello (Cork Golf Club)
NR 82    R Timlin (Galway Golf Club)

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