Thursday 25 May 2017

Race to Mount Juliet

DAVID HIGGINS faces a thrilling 36-hole shoot-out with Barrie Trainor, Damien Mooney and Michael Collins as he bids to hold onto his Lexus Race To Mount Juliet crown.

Waterville stalwart Higgins, impressive winner of last year's inaugural Race to Mount Juliet, is just 578 points clear of Trainor in the Irish Order of Merit as the domestic season comes to a gripping climax over the weekend.

Yet with 10,000 ranking points on offer to the first-place finisher in the €50,000 season finale, Mooney (4,836 points behind) and Collins (9,171 points down) also have a mathematical chance to leapfrog the Kerryman and claim the €10,000 bonus due to the overall winner of the 2011 Race to Mount Juliet.

Proceedings warm up with a €2,500 pro-am at Mount Juliet today. Golf enthusiasts can also take in the Food and Craft Fair which takes place on the estate this weekend.

Irish Independent

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