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Mullarney earns place at Galgorm

Ronan Mullarney came out on top to win the 2018 Modest! Golf Northern Ireland Amateur Open, sponsored by Specsavers Ballymena and Cleveland Srixon, at Galgorm Castle and with it a place in next month's NI Open.

The Galway international was in sensational form, carding rounds of 67 and 66 for a nine-under par 133 to win by three from Forrest Little's Jack McDonnell (68, 68) in second. Local favourite and Galgorm Castle member Michael Reid took third with rounds of 70, 67.

Reid's better afternoon card edged out Ardglass' Adam Mulhall (68, 69), who also finished on four-under 137.

The winning strategy? "Keep out of the water, rough, the trees and hole a few putts," said plus four handicapper Mullarney.

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