3rd Irishman to win the Irish Open,
3rd Amateur to win a European Title,
3rd playoff round victory

3, Ireland’s fastest growing mobile network, is delighted to congratulate Shane Lowry on his stunning victory at the 3 Irish Open.

The amateur from the Esker Hills club led the field from Friday but had to hold off strong competition from seasoned pros like Johan Edfors in the final round and then win a three round, 18th hole playoff against Englishman Robert Rock to claim the historic victory.

Robert Finnegan, Chief Executive of 3, said ‘On behalf of everyone at 3 I would like to congratulate Shane Lowry on his historic victory at the 3 Irish Open on the superb links at Baltray. As Ireland’s newest entrant into the mobile marketplace, 3 is delighted that Shane showed how a young, dynamic challenger can take on the big established players and win! Well done Shane, we at 3 join with the Irish public and golf fans around the world to wish you well’.

Robert Finnegan, continued, ‘Thanks go to the Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister Martin Cullen TD, for their support in making the 3 Irish Open the sporting event of year. Thanks also go to all the staff and members of Co Louth Golf Club at Baltray, the PGA European Tour and all the support services that helped to create an iconic moment in Irish sport.’