Irish Golfer Weekly (Digital)

Wednesday 27th February 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 27.2.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE C Andrew McCormack's 38 points prove too hot to handle as the plus-two handicapper claimed a one-point win at the second Mid- West Alliance event of the season at Athenry. The Castletroy player pipped Gary Madden by a solitary point to lead home the 38-man field in a howling wind. Galway's Joe Lyons fired 34 points of his own to take the 'w' in the over 45's category. MCCORMACK TAKES NARROW WIN AT MID-WEST ALLIANCE aolan Rafferty was edged out by a single hole against Jordan Duminy in their tense semi-final faceoff at the South African Amateur Championship at King David Mowbray Golf Club. The Dundalk golfer enjoyed a great week having qualified in second place from the strokeplay stages, in a performance that should fuel a fruitful season despite his one hole loss. Galway's Ronan Mullarney had earlier been defeated by the thorn in the GUI's side, Duminy, in the quarter-final stage 3&2. Duminy was defeated in the 36-hole final by South Africa's top ranked Wilco Nienaber by a single hole. RAFFERTY'S RIDE ENDS IN SOUTH AFRICAN AMATEUR LAST-FOUR Caolan Rafferty Andrew McCormack

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