Dundalk’s Leslie Walker carded a one-under par round of 70 that was the pick of the bunch as a number of tour stars tested their tools at the latest TaylorMade Winter Series outing at Portmarnock Links.
With the likes of Paul Dunne and Cormac Sharvin lining out amongst the 90 player field, as well as EDGA star Brendan Lawlor, none managed better than Walker who claimed the Nett prize on the day.
Having got to two-under with birdies at the 3rd and the 6th , Walker gave a shot back on the 9th with a bogey before trading two birdies and two bogeys on a fine inward half given the breeze to sign for 70.
That beat Ardglass pro Sharvin into second place after he carded 15 pars, two bogeys on the 3rd and 9th and one birdie on the par-5 6th for a 72, the same score as Brendan Lawlor; the Carton House pro back in the prizes with two birdies and three bogeys in his one-over 72.
The Gross prize went the way of Clontarf pro Eoin O’Brien who singed for a fine 71. Out in one-over par after dropping just the one shot on the par-5 4th, O’Brien came home in one-under making eight pars and one birdie on the 14th to finish at level par for the day. The Royal Dublin pair of Hugh Foley and Richard Knightly signed for one-over 72s.
Results – 15th March – Nett:
- 1st: Leslie Walker (Pro) Dundalk GC 70
- 2nd: Cormac Sharvin (Pro) Ardglass GC 72
- 3rd: Brendan Lawlor (Pro) Carton House 72
- 1st: Eoin O’Brien (Pro) Clontarf GC 71
- 2nd: Richard Knightly (+4.5) Royal Dublin 72
- 3rd: Hugh Foley (+5.8) Royal Dublin 72