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Posted 18 May 2009

Former UCD sports scholar wins Irish Open

Amateur golfer and former UCD sports scholar (2006), Shane Lowry has won the Irish Open. He is the third ever amateur winner of a European Tour event. The 22 year old took the title from a list of professionals after a play-off against England’s Robert Rock at County Louth Golf Club. Because Lowry is an amateur, he could not claim the €500,000 first prize which went to Rock.

Shane is not the only sporting star from his well-known Offaly family. His father Brendan and his uncles Sean and Mick won all-Ireland football medals for Offaly against Kerry in 1982.

University College Dublin wishes Shane Lowry every success as he decides whether to turn professional after this major win.

Homepage picture courtesy: Paul Mohan/SPORTSFILE

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