June’s Bridgestone Player of the Month nominees announced


June nominee Rob Brazill. Photo by Thos Caffrey - Golffile

Caolan Rafferty and Beth Coulter top the Bridgestone Tours rankings at the end of June.

In a month that saw four events take place over both tours, the highlight Coulter’s win in the AIG Irish Women’s Amateur Close in Grange.

The month began with Laytown and Bettystown’s Alex Maguire winning the East of Ireland Championship at Baltray.

After overcoming injury problems, Rob Brazill was a popular winner when he claimed the Connacht Men’s Stroke Play in Portumna.

Coulter’s win at Grange, was the highlight of a very successful month, where she won the Irish Girls’ Close for the third time in a row.

Katie Poots continued her excellent year, winning the Connacht Women’s and Girls’ Open in Castle Dargan.

Brazil, Coulter, Maguire and Poots make up the nominees for the June Bridgestone Player of the Month. Voting will open on Golf Ireland’s Twitter page at 1pm on Thursday afternoon, and will close at 5pm on Sunday evening.

The winner will join Lahinch duo Olivia Lucas and Aideen Walsh in the Bridgestone Roll of Honour for 2022.

Men’s Bridgestone Tour Rankings
1. Caolan Rafferty – 540
2. Jake Whelan – 527
3. Alan Fahy – 525
4. Ryan Griffin – 523
5. Matthew McClean – 513
6. Colm Campbell – 498
7. Rob Brazill – 473
8. Rob Moran – 461
9. Marc Boucher – 425
10. Hugh Foley – 398

Women’s Bridgestone Tour Rankings
1. Beth Coulter – 725
2. Katie Poots – 700
3. Clodagh Coughlan – 567
4. Olivia Costello – 545
5. Aideen Walsh – 537
6. Caitlin Shippam – 527
7. Emily Murray – 441
8. Anna Abom – 425
9. Rebekah Gardner – 378
10. Kate Dwyer – 347

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 (won by Beth Coulter)
22-23 June: Connacht Women’s and Girls Open – Castle Dargan (won by Katie Poots)
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 (won by Alex Maguire)
11-12 June: Connacht Men’s Stroke Play – Portumna (won by Rob Brazill)
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)
May – Aideen Walsh (Lahinch)

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