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Cormac Sharvin misses out on Open place after final day disappointment

Cormac Sharvin
Cormac Sharvin

Cormac Sharvin has missed out on a place in the Open after finishing on par on the final day of the Irish Open.

The Ardglass golfer finished on 70 on day four to leave him in joint 15th place after shooting 271 across the tournament.

He could have secured an Open place by finishing in the top 10 and being one of the top three players not yet qualified.

Despite missing out 26-year-old Sharvin said he was pleased with how he fared in the Irish Open.

"I felt like I didn't play much different than I had in the first three days I just missed on the wrong side too many times, but all in all, it's a pretty good week," he told RTE.

"It's a step in the right direction for sure, I think it shows that I can compete out here, so I just need to get out here as soon as possible I guess.

"My confidence has been pretty high, but yeah that's definitely going to boost that a little.

"This is my first time being in contention in one of the Rolex events, in the European Tour, so I'm just proud of the way I handled myself on and off the golf course this week."

The tournament was won by Spain's Jon Rahm with England's Andy Sullivan in second place and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger in third.

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