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Higgins set for Irish PGA defence


David Higgins

David Higgins

David Higgins

Waterville’s David Higgins will begin his bid to retain his Irish PGA Championship title at rugged Carne Golf Links in Co. Mayo today.

The tournament is again sponsored by Columbia Sportswear, whose CEO Tim Boyle owns Gearhart Golf Links in Portland, Oregon, which is twinned with the magnificent Carne links in Belmullet.

Higgins and many of Ireland’s leading PGA professionals will battle over 54 holes for a slice of the €45,000 prize fund provided by course owners Erris Tourism Holdings Ltd.

Former champions in the field include Limerick’s Tim Rice, Belfast’s Damian Mooney and 2020 winner Simon Thornton, while two-time runner-up Colm Moriarty from Glasson Lakehouse, Order of Merit leader Richard Kilpatrick from Banbridge and The K Club’s Liam Grehan will be bidding to etch their name on the trophy.

“We are delighted to be staging the 112th Irish PGA Championship at the wonderful Wild Atlantic Dunes at Carne Golf Links in County Mayo,” said Conor Dillon, PGA in Ireland Regional Manager.

“I would also like to recognise Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle for his continued support of this event.”

The event will be played over the Wild Atlantic Dunes course routing at Carne Golf Links, which entered the Irish Golfer Top 100 rankings at number 13.

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