North West of Ireland Open
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News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
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 Dates: Thursday, August 16th through Sunday, August 19th
 Site: Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club, County Cavan, Ireland
 Course Architect: Paddy Merrigan (1992)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,053
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 428 Yds   10 - Par 4 411 Yds
               2 - Par 4 434 Yds   11 - Par 3 193 Yds
               3 - Par 4 398 Yds   12 - Par 4 442 Yds
               4 - Par 3 167 Yds   13 - Par 5 529 Yds
               5 - Par 4 436 Yds   14 - Par 4 374 Yds
               6 - Par 5 512 Yds   15 - Par 4 453 Yds
               7 - Par 3 220 Yds   16 - Par 3 176 Yds
               8 - Par 4 389 Yds   17 - Par 4 399 Yds
               9 - Par 5 552 Yds   18 - Par 5 540 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,536 Yds         36 3,517 Yds
 
 Annual: 3rd
 Defending Champion: Massimo Scarpa
 Runner-Up: Mikael Lundberg
 Tournament Record: 275 (Massimo Scarpa, 2000)
 54-Hole Record:205 (Massimo Scarpa, 2000)
 36-Hole Record:135 (Eric Carlberg, 1999)
 Course Record: 65 (Henrik Stenson, Tobias Dier, 2000)
 Total Purse: $314,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $52,330; 2nd Place - 34,880; 3rd Place - 19,656
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Massimo Scarpa         275               Tobias Dier             278
 Mikael Lundberg        276               Ross Drummond           279
 Andrew Beal            277               Gary Murphy             279
 Garry Houston          278               Gary Emerson            279
 Carlos Rodiles         278               Luis Claverie           279
 
                Past North West of Ireland Open Winners
                ---------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Massimo Scarpa (275) -- Mikael Lundberg
 1999 -- Costantino Rocca (276) -- Padraig Harrington
 
 Note: Formerly called West of Ireland Classic (1999); Buzzgolf.com North
       West of Ireland Open (2000).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Massimo Scarpa     - Defending champion, 3 top-20 finishes this year
 Paul Broadhurst    - Best finish this year is a tie for 23rd at Heineken
 Gary Evans         - Has 9 cuts made in his last 10 starts, 1 top-10 in 2001
 Trevor Immelman    - Has made the cut in only 2 of his last 10 tournaments
 Mark Pilkington    - Posted his best finish of the year, tie for 4th last wk
 Wayne Riley        - Has only 2 top-25 finishes this year, missed cut at Open
 Des Smyth          - Won Madeira Island Open, missed 6 of last 7 cuts
 Van Phillips       - Only one cut made in his last 11 starts
 
 Sports Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Massimo Scarpa
 Darkhorse   - Gary Evans
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Ian Woosnam) - Finished tied for 49th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Jarmo Sandelin) - Finished tied for 65th
 
 NOTES:
      One shot off the pace heading into the weekend rounds, Massimo Scarpa
 carded 18-hole marks of 68-70 to defeat Mikael Lundberg by one shot and
 captured his first career European Tour title. Scarpa's total of 275 broke the
 previous tournament record of 276 set by countryman Costantino Rocca in 1999.
 Tied for the lead after a fourth-hole bogey, Scarpa birdied the sixth and then
 moved closer to victory with an eagle on 13 and a birdie on 14. Lundberg had a
 chance to catch Scarpa after the leader bogeyed 17, but Lundberg also suffered
 a bogey on the same hole and finished one back. This event combines players
 from the main European Tour and the European Challenge Tour. Most of the top
 European players are competing this week in the United States at the PGA
 Championship in Duluth, Georgia. Tiger Woods is the defending champion at this
 year's venue -- the Atlanta Athletic Club. Next week the European Tour moves
 to Scotland for the Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles. Also on tap is
 the WGC - NEC Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Woods won
 last year at the NEC while Pierre Fulke was the winner at Gleneagles.
 
 
 

 

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