O’Sullivan Finishes Second in European Seniors Tour
By Niall O’Shea
Six time European Senior Tour winner Denis O’Sullivan pictured in Fermoy Golf Club at the launch of their Course Development Classic
Denis O’Sullivan made a welcome return to the headlines over the weekend when he finished second in the European Senior Tour event in Switzerland. O’Sullivan was competing in his second event of the season, and he took home €28,000 in prize money after a final round 66 saw him shoot back up the leaderboard. O’Sullivan only turned pro at the age of 50, and he qualified for the Seniors Tour at his first attempt in 1997. The former Irish Amateur Close and Irish Amateur Open champion is now aged 66 and last weekend proved he’s still competitive as he battled against a full field in Bad Ragaz. O’Sullivan has earned over €1.3m in prize-money in his 17 years on tour. He is a six time winner on the tour and although his last win was in 2005, he did record two top ten finishes last year. Although the number of events has been cut from the highs of 2008, there are another nine tournaments scheduled this season. The former Monkstown & Cork star is not in action this week at the US Seniors Open, he’s likely to be contending for the Senior Open in Royal Porthcawl, Wales in two weeks.
Muskerry’s Jean O’Driscoll added her name to the famous Carlow Scratch Cup last weekend as she beat a strong field to win the prestigious title. O’Driscoll shot a first round 73 giving her a two shot lead. Although she followed it with a 78, the morning round saw her win by one stroke from Lucan’s Molly Dowling and Ballinasloe’s Shannon Burke.