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Wednesday 20th February 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 20.2.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Padraig Harrington S Michael McGeady and Tim Rice enjoyed their week as golfing partners as the pair finished in a tie for 4th at the 2019 PGAs of Europe Fourball Championship presented by Costa Daurada in Spain. The duo combined for a 19-under par tournament total at the 54-hole event at Lumine Golf Club after firing rounds of 63, 67 and 65 over the three days. "Happy with our tied 4th place in the four ball champs at Lumine," said Evolve Golf Coaching professional McGeady. "Thanks to all the organis- ers for a great week, and my partner Tim Rice for an adventure!" Pep Angles & Toni Ferrer headed up an all-PGA of Spain top-three at the event after closing on a 24-under par total. MCGEADY & RICE COMBINE FOR 4TH AT PGA FOURBALL Castle's Robert Moran card- ed a disappointing four-over par 76 to end an otherwise encouraging week at the 89th Portuguese Amateur Champi- onship in Montado. Starting his final round at five-under par and just six off the lead, Moran eventually finished in a share of 21st spot at one-under after rounds of 70/70/71/76. Castleknock's Paul Cough- lan closed his bid at even par after rounds of 71/70/73/74 while Dun Laoghaire's Alan Fahy, the only other Irish play- er to make the 54-hole cut, finished on six-over par. Home favourite, Daniel da Costa Rodrigues won the event by three shots on 13-under. FULL SCORING CASTLE'S MORAN CLAIMS TOP- 25 FINISH AT PORTUGUESE AMATEUR Castletroy's Darragh Walsh overcame the gusting winds to blow the field away at the opening Mid-West Alliance event of the season at Dromo- land Castle. 62 golfers took to the fairways in spite of the howling gale and with just four managing to break par, it was Walsh's remarkable 40 points that saw him skate home by three from Athlone's Niall Carroll. WALSH TAKES FIRST MID-WEST ALLIANCE TITLE Stephanie Meadow tephanie Meadow returned home to Phoenix ready for work after a disap- pointing weekend showing at the ISPS Handa Australian Women's Open. The Jordanstown professional returned a final round 76 at Grange golf club that included two double bogeys to finish in a lowly 68th at eight-under par "Not the weekend I was looking for at all," said Meadow. "Did not have my A game in Australia but I'm so glad to be back on the LPGA Tour. Thanks to ISPS Handa for another great event! Now time to go back to Phoenix. Hope you're ready to work Terry Rowles and Dr Mike Kay because I'm beyond ready to get back to full form!" At the top, American Nelly Korda won the event by two strokes at 17-under par. FOR FULL SCORES MEADOW HUNGRY FOR WORK AFTER WEEKEND WOES DOWN UNDER Michael McGeady

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