David Higgins got back to winning ways with a two-shot victory at the Rathfarnham Pro-Am after a three-under 66.
The Waterville professional carded three birdies and fifteen bogeys to pip Neil O’Briain with the pair the only players to shoot under par.
It’s a double of sorts for Higgins who was joint winner here last year so he was delighted to be the official last man standing this time around.
“Rathfarnham is tough and because it’s so tight it doesn’t allow you to hit driver and although it’s a short course you still have longer seconds because you can’t hit the driver close to the green. They tucked the pins away with fast greens so I had a solid score, I played well.
“I was tied winner last year so I like it around there and it suits my game. I’m always happy going back to Rathfarnham. It makes the drive home better with a winners cheque.”
The Cork man is in a rich vein of form after a fifth place finish at the PGA Seniors event and having recently turned 50 he hopes to make it to the Legends Tour this year.
“I’m playing well again and had a good finish in the PGA Seniors and I have a few other seniors events coming up so it’s nice to get going and get a win under the belt. There’s lots on with some big events so if I can get in the door on the Seniors and get playing there I’ve a lot to look forward to. To win is great and I’m on the right track.
“I turned 50 this year, unfortunately didn’t get my card but I finished fifth last week which gets me into the Seniors event and hopefully I might get into the Irish and British Seniors so hopefully because they are all on courses I can do well.”