Rathfarnham’s Liam Power shot a sensational 67 on day two of the Vermilion Pro-Am to romp to a four-shot victory and his maiden PGA Ireland success at Carne Golf Links.
Power had opened with a two-under 70 on Saturday including two double bogeys, an eagle and four birdies but he produced a stellar performance on Sunday carding seven birdies and two bogeys for a five-under total.
“I felt the in was coming I had a few good results before this and to win up in Carne where my grandfather is from is great so I’m happy out. We have a bit of family up this part of the country and my mother said it would be a nice place to go and get my first win as well so it’s great.”
The Galway native roared out of the traps with for birdies in five holes before dropping his first shot on the 8th. He responded brilliantly with back-to-back birdies before picking up another on 15 to sprint away from the field.
Despite dropping a shot on 16, there were no disasters and two pars closed out a convincing win.
“I have a gameplan for when I come up here. I only hit one driver this week on the first hole and it’s just about accepting you will make mistakes but you will have birdie chances so thankfully they dropped.
“It’s always nice to beat the older lads!
“Even the first hole we were nearly getting drivers down to the hole on a par five it was that firm but the greens were soft so it was fair that way.”
East Cork’s David Ryan also posted a final round 67 to share second with Ciaran Molloy on three-under-par.
Experienced campaigners Colm Moriarty, Damian Mooney and David Higgins shared fourth place on two-under-par.