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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – Welshman Jamie Donaldson ended a 10-year winless drought to capture a maiden European Tour victory with success in the Irish Open at Royal Portrush on Sunday.
Donaldson, 36, shot a final round 66 to win by four strokes with an 18-under par tally.
Three players, England's Anthony Wall (69), Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello (66) and Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti (66) shared second place on 14-under par.
Donaldson also becomes the third Welshman to capture the Irish Open after Ian Woosnam (1988, 1989) and Stephen Dodd (2005).
The Pontypridd-born Donaldson collected a first prize cheque of 333,330 euros and nearly 200,000 euros more than his prior best cash prize.
World number two Rory McIlroy shot a last day 67 to share 10th place on 11-under par.– Sapa-AFP