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Thursday 14 December 2017

Staunton is in record form

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

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