Fleming Wins Third Irish International Pitch & Putt Open Title

Deerpark’s Damien Fleming won a third Irish International Pitch & Putt Open title in Seapoint, Co Louth today as a final round of five under par gave him a winning 54 hole score of 23 under par, two clear of Kildare’s Frank Ryan and Cork’s Ray Murphy in second.

It was a nervous finish for Fleming as he was level with Murphy for much of the closing stages but a birdie on the 18th and final hole saw him add to his wins in 2009 at Royal Meath and 2011 in Deerpark itself. Damien had won the National Senior Gents Strokeplay in Glenville, Dublin last month to complete a memorable summer.

Listowel’s Declan McCarron finished the tournament on 11 under par with Deerpark’s John McGrath finishing on seven under.