Damien McGrane and Michael McGeady (Seamus Duffy Golf Academy) shared the spoils at the Pierse Motors Ballykisteen Pro-Am.
Michael McGeady – Image by Golffile.ie
The duo carded rounds of five under par 67 at Ballykisteen Golf & Country Club to edge out Mark O’Sullivan (Piltown Driving Range) by a shot.
Damien has now won nine of his last 11 events on the PGA in Ireland circuit.
Starting his round at the first he playing the opening seven holes in one over par but he sparked into life around the turn when he birdied the eighth, eagled the ninth and then birdied the 10th at the Co. Limerick venue. He also added two more birdies on his way home to take the lead in the clubhouse.
Michael, playing in the afternoon wave, began his round at the second and went to the turn in one under par courtesy of a birdie at the second.
He also found the back nine easier to score on and picked up shots at the second, 16th and 17th before wrapping up his round with a fifth birdie of the day at his closing hole – the par four first.
It was Michael’s first win since the Irish PGA Assistants’ Championship at the start of July.
The team prize was won by Brian McCormack Jnr (Edenderry Golf Academy) and his amateur partners Adrian Usher, Denis Ryan and Martin Dineen.
Pierse Motors Ballykisteen Pro-Am
presented by Pierse Motors
at Ballykisteen Golf & Country Club (Par 72)
T1 D McGrane 67
T1 M McGeady (Seamus Duffy Golf Academy) 67
3 M O’Sullivan (Piltown Driving Range) 68
T4 T Rice (Limerick GC) 69
T4 S Thornton (Simon Thornton Golf)
T4 R Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC)
T4 J Bolger (Kilkenny GC)