Tuesday 17 September 2019

PGA golf tournament puts Bunclody club on the national map

Ken Leech, Darragh Pepper and Eddie Black
Ken Leech, Darragh Pepper and Eddie Black

The 109th Irish PGA championship at Bunclody golf and fishing club was a resounding success.

The competition was won by Damien McGrane who secured a one-shot victory at the end of what was one of the most memorable PGA competitions in recent years.

Mr McGrane, from Carlow, edged out Michael McGeady in the finals standings and is planning on getting himself in good shape for the seniors tour in a couple of years time.

Mr McGrane, who was the 2016 Irish PGA champion, finished this years event seven under par.

He was delighted to secure the title for a second time.

The event attracted a very large crowd to what is one of the finest facilities of its type in the country.

The organisers were delighted with the success of the event while the golfers were suitably impressed with the quality of the exquisite course.

The overall list of winners was composed of: 1st - D McGrane (Carlow GC); 2nd - M McGeady (Evolve Golf Coaching); 3 - R Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC); 4th - N Grant (Knock GC); T5 - Jo Bolger (Kilkenny GC); T5 - T Rice (Limerick GC); T7 - B McElhinney (Evolve Golf Coaching); T7 - D Barry (Douglas GC); T9 - S Thornton (Tulfarris Golf Resort) and T9 - S Quinlan (SQ Golf).

Enniscorthy Guardian