Superb playing conditions produced some impressive low scoring at the MS Ireland St Margaret’s PGA Pro-Am.
Leading players Brian Jnr McCormack (Royal Dublin GC) and Steven Quinlan (SQ Golf) picked off 16 birdies and an eagle between them as they both posted rounds of six-under-par 67.
David Higgins (Waterville Golf Links) was second on five under par with home club professional, Shane Jenkinson and John Murray (Malahide) sharing fourth on four-under par.
After reaching the turn in one under par 35, McCormack set the back nine alight with four birdies, an eagle and a bogey as he came home in five-under 32.
Quinlan matched the Royal Dublin professional score for score. Out in one under 35, he flicked the switch on the back nine collecting six birdies and a bogey to climb to the top of the leaderboard.
McCormack also claimed the team prize alongside his amateur partners with 100 points.
MS Ireland St. Margaret’s PGA Pro Am
at St Margaret’s Golf & Country Club (Par 73)
T1 B Jnr McCormack (Royal Dublin GC) -6 67
T1 S Quinlan (SQ Golf) -6 67
3 D Higgins (Waterville Golf Links) -5 68
T4 S Jenkinson (St Margaret’s Golf & CC) -4 69
T4 J Murray (Malahide GC) -4 69
T6 B McGovern (Headfort GC) -3 70
T6 P Walton -3 70
T6 S Donnelly (Castle Hume GC) -3 70
T6 A Dunmore (Bundoran GC) -3 70