Defending champion Mark Power had to settle for a share of 18th place as England’s Charlie Strickland won the Peter McEvoy Trophy by three shots at Copt Heath.
Strickland finished three clear of the field on eight under. Power was well in contention at the halfway stage having posted rounds of 72 and 70 to be level par after 36 holes. The Kilkenny star could not make ground on the final day and slipped back with rounds of 71 and 74 to finish at three over.
Rosslare’s John Brady was three shots further back, tied for 27th having closed with a pair of 72s. Reece Black (T36) and Robert Moran (T42) were the only other Irish players to make the cut.
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