Padraig Dooley finished ahead of the field today at the PGA Southern Championship Pro-Am, thanks to a seven under par 65. Dooley has been in fine form this year, but this is his first win on the Irish Region tour. The Riverstown based Professional finished one shot ahead of the field.
There was a real Cork Golf Club feel to the top of the leaderboard with the top three all having strong links to the Little Island club. David Ryan was right behind Dooley on -6 and David Higgins was third with a 68. Monkstown’s Cian McNamara finished in the top 20, and it was good to see Castlemartyr’s Brady Sherwood back in action on the course.
Today’s golfers will be joined by David Barry, Conor Coyne and Ciaran McKenna for tomorrow’s first round at Powerscourt. Higgins is one of the form golfers entering the competition, he won two events last week bringing his season total to seven wins – including the prestigious PGA Pros Championship in England last month. The Southern Championship is a 36 hole tournament, it has a prize fund in excess of €13,000 and will conclude on Tuesday.
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