Damien Jordan has won the 2018 Eynesbury Masters in a thrilling playoff over Max McCardle.
Jordan came from the clouds with birdies on 16 and 17 to take the outright lead at 8-under with two holes to play.
He 3-putted the 18th (his penultimate hole) to move back to 7-under then burnt the edge on the 1st (his last hole) and he entered the clubhouse at 7-under and his fate with McCardle who still had two holes to play.
McCardle was 2-under for the day and 6-under for the Tournament with 6 holes to play he produced a fantastic chip shot from off the green for birdie to go 7-under and tie Jordan
McCardle was safely in for a two-putt par on the par 5 5th and with Jordan already in the clubhouse he had to make birdie on his last hole (the 6th) to take the outright lead.
He found the fairway off the tee and his approach finished 10 feet from the hole, he tapped in for par and a round of 3-under, 7-under the Tournament and in a tie with Jordan.
Both players met on the 18th tee for the playoff and found the fairway with McCardle to play first. His approach finished 25 feet left of the pin leaving him an uphill putt for birdie
Jordan’s approach looked to be too long but a soft bounce and a generous roll back off the fringe left him also 25 feet from the hole.
Jordan putted first and the putt died in the left-half of the hole for a 3, forcing McCardle to hole his to keep the playoff going
After McCardle's putt finished 2 feet short Jordan took the win.
“In regulation play I hit a good drive down eighteen so I just tried to repeat that," said Jordan.
“I had 9-iron in and I knew that was going to be enough club not to send me over the back. Taylor (MacDonald) told me it was just a ball and half outside the left but it was going to break late.
“We are privileged to come and play at such a great place in an event like this.”
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