Karl Bornemann (Douglas Golf Club) finished in third place in the European Senior Men’s Championship in Spain. The Douglas member was in fourth place going into the final round, but a one under par 71 saw him jump one place to finish in third place. The Douglas member shot an opening round 73 and he was going well in the second round until he had four consecutive bogies. He still signed for a 75 to hold 4th place going into the final round. Today Bornemann bogied the second hole but birdied the fifth and ninth to get into the red. He went on par the back nine and claim third place in his first time playing in the event? Bornemann has been working on his game over the winter, and he’s also been working on his fitness with Peter O’Keeffe.
Portmarnock’s Adrian Morrow won the competition after leading overnight. He added a final round 77, despite this he retained the lead, having had a five shot lead going into the final round. The tournament was played in Pula Golf in Spain. the course was founded in 1995 and completely redesigned by José María Olazábal between 2004 and 2006.
Michael Quirke and Tom Cleary finished in the top ten at the Connacht Seniors which was played in Rosscommon Golf Club earlier this week. Defending champion Cleary was in the hunt inthe final round but eventyually the title went to Gareth McGimpsey, copying the Munster/Connacht double the Cleary managed last year. Cork’s Peter Cowley finished in 11th place and Donie O’Donovan and Jerry Crean finished in a tie for 30th place.