Tim Rice chalked up another win on the Munster PGA, he shot a three under par 69 at Cork Golf Club on Monday to lead the field by two strokes.
On a breezy day with firm, dry conditions and rolling greens, scoring conditions were tricky at Cork GC. Tim Rice lead the way with a fine 69 consisting of an outward half of 37 with a birdie on the 2nd, drop shots on the 6th and 8th and followed up with a fine inward half of 32 shots with 5 birdies on the 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 17th, offset by a bogey on the 16th. David Higgins, who played in the company of his 80 year old father Liam and brother Brian, had an outward half of 33 with birdies on 3, 4 and 5 and an inward half of 38 with bogies on 14 and 15.
David Ryan had two nines of 36 with birdies on 2, 8 and 9 with a double bogey on 5 and bogey on 7, the inward nine had birdies on 11 and 16 with bogies on 12 and 18. Great to see Marian Riordan of Dundrum in the prizes with a fine 2 over par score. Another great highlight of the day was the coming together of the famous Higgins golfing clan who regaled all with their stories of growing up and playing golf in Little Island.
Winter Series for PGA Professionals in Munster, Cork GC 6th March 2023 Par 72
1st Tim Rice – Limerick 69
2nd David Higgins – Waterville 71
3rd David Ryan – East Cork 72
4th Marian Riordan – Dundrum 74, Padraig Dooley – Drive Golf Performance 74
6th David Barry – Douglas GC 75, Jack Howard Fota Island Resort 75
Next event is Monday the 13th of March with a Fourball in Ceann Sibeal