Tuesday 17 October 2017

Staunton is in record form

Mark Staunton, from Ballinasloe. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Mark Staunton, from Ballinasloe. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Mark Staunton fired a course record seven-under 65 to win the Oughterard Pro-Am.

The Galway native made six birdies and an eagle on his way to victory, the only blemish coming at the par-three 13th where he dropped a shot.

"I putted a bit better than I have been doing recently and made the most of the bit of luck that came my way," said the 34-year-old.

"I haven't played a lot of events over the last couple of years, but I've tried to play a bit more this year and I feel that things are gradually starting to come back a bit."

Shane Franklin finished alone in second following a five-under 67, with Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) third with a 68. Paddy Sheehy (McGuirk's Golf) walked away with the team prize, guiding his amateur partners to success with 95 points.

Oughterard Pro-Am, Oughterard GC (Par 72)

65 M Staunton (Delgany GC)

67 S Franklin

68 M McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown), B McElhinney (North West GC)

69 D Beattie (Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa)

70 A Hogan (Edmondstown GC), H O'Neill (Connemara GC), K Fahey (GUI National Academy), B McGovern (Headfort GC), Josh Adams (Woodbrook GC), Cian McNamara (Monkstown GC).

Indo Sport

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport