Sport Golf

Saturday 10 December 2016

Walton in Moyvalley romp

Published 11/08/2016 | 02:30

Brendan Walton. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Brendan Walton. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

The Island's Brendan Walton fired an immaculate, six-under 66 to lead the qualifiers for the Irish PGA Championship at Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort.

  • Go To

Walton carded four birdies and an eagle at the Co. Kildare venue, which will host the 106th Irish PGA Championship from September 22 to 25.

"We were looking at a few of the holes and the championship tees are about 50 or 60 yards further back," said the 29-year-old, who finished five strokes clear. "We played off the whites today, but I think it might be a set up a bit different for the Irish Championship.

"It's a venue I know quite well. When I was studying at Maynooth we used to come down and play a few rounds.

"It was great to see the place in good condition, I thought the greens in particular were running really true."

Former Ladies European Tour player Tara Delaney (Eddie Doyle Golf Academy) finished in second place with a 71 to secure one of the 11 qualifying spots on offer. A second qualifying event will be held at Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort on August 30.

Irish PGA Championship qualifier (1), Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort (Par 72)

Qualifiers: 66 B Walton (Island GC); 71 T Delaney (The Eddie Doyle Golf Academy); 72 G Byrne (Palmerstown Stud GC), S Quinlan, A Dunmore (Bundoran GC); 73 P Dooley (Drive Golf Performance Limited); 74 C Coyne (Lisheen Springs GC), R Collins (Halpenny GC): 75 B Doheny (Mount Juliet GC), M Murphy (McGuirks Golf), P Small (Galway GC).

Indo Sport

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport