Welsh Golfer Wins Irish Open

By US Daily Review Staff.

Welsh golfer Jamie Donaldson ended a 10-year winless drought to capture a maiden European Tour victory with success in the Irish Open at Royal Portrush on Sunday.

Donaldson, 36, shot a final round 66 to win by four strokes with an 18-under-par tally.

Three players, England’s Anthony Wall (69), Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello (66) and Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti (66) shared second place on 14 under.

Donaldson also becomes the third Welshman to capture the Irish Open after Ian Woosnam (1988, 1989) and Stephen Dodd (2005).

The Pontypridd-born Donaldson collected a first prize cheque of E333,330 ($A415,500), nearly E200,000 more than his prior best cash prize.

World No.2 Rory McIlroy shot a last day 67 to share 10th place on 11-under par.

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