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Storm-force Andy Sullivan shoots where eagles dare

July 19, 2015
LA DOLCE VITA;  Andy Sullivan, left, with Tavola owner Mick Emmanuele

LA DOLCE VITA; Andy Sullivan, left, with Tavola owner Mick Emanuele

NUNEATON’S Andy Sullivan caused a stir of his own in the storm-ravaged Open golf championship at St Andrews.

The two-times European Tour winner showed his golfing peers how to play the Scottish course which had been hit by the some of the worst weather in its 155-year history and is heading in a fifth day on Monday for the second time.

Andy, who made his majors debut at the US Open in Seattle, grabbed the attention of the tournament in the third round by knocking in an eagle on the 600-plus par-five 14th.

His score of 282 (72 71 68 71) saw him not go over par on any of his four-round totals and he finished on six under for The Open, alongside Irish amateur Paul Dunne who led the tournament on 12 under coming into the final day. He was one behind former Open winners Padraig Harrington (twice) and American Phil Mickelson.

Zac Johnson eventually took the 2015 event, after being taken to a three-way, four-hole play-off on the 72nd with a 15 under total of 273.

Andy, who likes to relax with his friends at La Tavolda Calda restaurant in Nuneaton, has remained true to his Warwickshire roots since hitting the golfing heights on the European Tour.

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