May’s Bridgestone Tour Player of the Month nominees announced

Aideen Walsh (Lahinch) and Jack Hearn (Tramore) winner’s of the Ulster Men’s & Women’s Stroke Play, Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast, Co. Down, Ireland. 31/05/2022 Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey

Alan Fahy and Katie Poots remain top of the Bridgestone Tours rankings at the end of May.

In a month that saw six events take place over both tours, the highlight was Colm Campbell’s win at the Flogas Irish Men’s Amateur Open and Scotland’s Lorna McClymont winning the Flogas Irish Women’s Amateur Open.

The month began with Jake Whelan’s dominant victory in Cork at the Munster Men’s Stroke Play, while on the same day Beth Coulter was the runaway victor at the Hermitage Scratch Cup.

May’s tournaments concluded in Belvoir Park, where the Ulster Men’s and Women’s Stroke Play championships took place. Aideen Walsh successfully defended the title she won in 2021, while Jack Hearn added his name to the Men’s trophy with a fine victory.

Whelan, Campbell, Walsh and Hearn make up the nominees for the May Bridgestone Player of the Month. Voting will open on Golf Ireland’s Twitter page at 1pm on Wednesday afternoon, and will close at 5pm on Friday evening.

The winner will join Olivia Lucas in the Bridgestone Roll of Honour for 2022, after the Lahinch golfer won the April award with over 45% of the vote.

Men’s Bridgestone Tour Rankings
1. Alan Fahy – 525
2. Matthew McClean – 513
3. Colm Campbell – 498
4. Robert Moran – 461
5. Marc Boucher – 425
6. Jake Whelan – 424
7. Hugh Foley – 398
8. Ryan Griffin – 388
9. Caolan Rafferty – 348
10. Joshua Hill – 332

Women’s Bridgestone Tour Rankings
1. Katie Poots – 420
2. Emily Murray – 403
3. Beth Coulter – 400
4. Aideen Walsh – 377
5. Caitlin Shippam – 364
6. Clodagh Coughlan – 339
7. Marina Joyce Moreno – 325
8. Corrina Griffin – 317
9. Kate Dwyer – 282
10. Olivia Costello – 275

2022 Women’s Bridgestone Tour 
27 March: Royal County Down Scratch Cup (won by Rebekah Gardner)
10 April: Royal Portrush Scratch Cup (won by Beth Coulter)
13-14 April: Munster Women’s and Girls Open – Tralee (won by Caitlin Shippam)
22 April: Ulster Women’s Open Championship – Portstewart (won by Beth Coulter)
23 April: Lahinch Scratch Cup – Lahinch (won by Olivia Lucas)
1 May: Hermitage Scratch Cup – Hermitage (won by Beth Coulter)
6-8 May: Flogas Irish Women’s Amateur Open – Co. Louth (won by Lorna McClymont – Scotland)
30-31 May: Ulster Men’s and Women’s Stroke Play – Belvoir Park (won by Aideen Walsh)
11-14 June: AIG Irish Women’s Amateur Close – Grange
22-23 June: Connacht Women’s and Girls Open – Castle Dargan
22-24 July: Leinster Women’s Championship – Bray

2022 Men’s Bridgestone Tour 
15-19 April: West of Ireland Championship – Co. Sligo (won by Alan Fahy)
30 April-1 May: Munster Men’s Stroke Play – Cork (won by Jake Whelan)
12-15 May: Flogas Irish Men’s Amateur Open – The Island (won by Colm Campbell)
30-31 May: Ulster Men’s and Women’s Stroke Play – Belvoir Park (won by Jack Hearn)
4-6 June: East of Ireland Championship – Co. Louth
11-12 June: Connacht Men’s Stroke Play – Portumna
13-15 July: North of Ireland Championship – Royal Portrush
20-24 July: South of Ireland Championship – Lahinch
31 July-1 August: Mullingar Scratch Cup – Mullingar
13-17 August: AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close – Headfort

Bridgestone Tour Player of the Month
April – Olivia Lucas (Lahinch)

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