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Murphy's Irish Open
Ballybunion Golf Club
Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland 29 Jun 2000 - 02 Jul 2000
Sjöland captures Murphy's Irish Open title
Patrik Sjöland completed a double celebration in millennium year when, just seven weeks after the birth of his first child, he captured the Murphy’s Irish Open over the wonderful Ballybunion links in County Kerry. The 29 year old Swede admitted that winning his second European Tour title couldn’t quite compare with the arrival of baby son, Hugo, but it was a close run thing as he edged out his friend and compatriot, Fredrik Jacobson, by two strokes after a final round of 70 for a 14 under par total of 270.
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MUNTZ TWO CLEAR IN QUEST FOR SECOND TITLE OF THE YEAR
Rolf Muntz and Sergio Garcia, the last two winners of the Amateur Championship to be played at a famous links course in Muirfield, will be in the final group at another majestic links, Ballybunion, with the Murphy’s Irish Open title on the line. Muntz leads by two strokes from defending champion Garcia (66) and Patrik Sjöland of Sweden (71).
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SjöLAND LEADS FROM MUNTZ IN BALLYBUNION
Patrik Sjöland of Sweden moved into the outright lead at the halfway stage of the Murphy’s Irish Open as the player with whom he shared the first round pace, Sergio Garcia, stumbled then recovered to stay in contention to defend his title at Ballybunion.Sjöland added a six under par 65 to his opening 64 for a 13 under par total of 129 to lie a shot ahead of Dutchman Rolf Muntz.
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GARCIA AND SJöLAND SHARE LEAD AT BALLYBUNION
Sergio Garcia, who signed off at Druids Glen with a 64 to win the Murphy’s Irish Open last year, opened his defence of the title at Ballybunion with an identical score to share the first round lead with Sweden’s Patrik Sjöland.
They are a stroke ahead of four players - Ireland's Des Smyth, Lucas Parsons of Australia, Swede Johan Skold and Ian Garbutt of England.
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European Tour heads to Ballybunion
The European Tour makes its first visit to Ballybunion, one of the finest links courses golf has to offer, for the Murphy's Irish Open with Spain's Sergio Garcia defending the title. Twelve months ago Garcia, only a teenager at the time, won by three strokes from Argentinian Angel Cabrera at Druids Glen in County Wicklow. Garcia shot a total of 268 to claim his first professional win in his sixth tournament since joining the paid ranks in April 1999.
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