McNamara secures victory at Cork Pro-Am

Cian McNamara carded a six under par round of 66 to win the Cork Pro-Am at Cork GC on Monday.

The 29-year-old edged out Order of Merit leader Eamonn Brady (Clontarf) and John Dwyer (Ashbourne GC) to secure his first win of the summer.

The Monkstown professional got off to a quick start, rattling off a trio of birdies at the second, third and fourth. Another birdie followed at the sixth before his only dropped shot of the day came at the par four eighth as he went to the turn in three under 33.

He continued his solid round with birdies at the 10th and 16th as he came home in three under 33.

Brady failed to fire on the opening nine holes, going to the turn in level par 36 with birdie at the par five fifth, offset by a bogey at he ninth. He clicked into gear on the back nine, roaring home in five under par 31 to finish with a 67.

Dwyer will be left tor rue a dropped shot at the last which cost him a share of first place but he had the consolation of guiding his amateur partners to victory in the team event with 92 points.

Cork Pro-Am, Cork GC (Par 72)

Detailed scores

1 C McNamara 66

T2 E Brady, J Dwyer 67

4 N O'Briain 70

T5 J Bolger, D Higgins, B McGovern 71

T8 D Sugrue, D O'Sullivan lvl, M Staunton, P O'Hagan


1 John Dywer 92

T2 D Mooney, M Staunton 91