Brady back to winning ways

Dunmurry Springs GC

After a recent lull in tournament victories, Eamonn Brady found that winning feeling once again at the PGA Irish Club Professional Pro-Am at Dunmurry Springs GC on Wednesday.

Brady made a stunning start to the 2015 season, racking up four tournament victories in June alone to deservedly lead the Order of Merit. However, victory eluded him in July and August allowing David Higgins (Waterville) to usurp him at the head of affairs.

The 41-year-old returned to something like his best form on Wednesday at the Co Kildare venue carding a four under par 67 to beat Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) and Tim Rice (Limerick GC) by a shot.

Rice also finished as runner-up in the team event, ending the day one shot behind Liam Bowler (Wexford GC) who amassed 90 points.

The opening round of the 36 hole, two day Irish Club Professional tournament gets underway on Thursday with Hazel Kavanagh (Carr Golf Services) back to defend the title she won in stunning style last year.

The former Ladies European Tour competitor carded a five under par 64 at Arklow Golf Club to edge out Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) by a shot.

Round one tee times PGA Irish Club Professional Pro-Am, Dunmurry Springs GC (Par 71)

Leading scores

1 E Brady (Clontarf GC) 67

T2 C Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance Ltd); T Rice (Limerick GC) 68

4 D Mooney (Ballyliffin) 70

T5 H Kavanagh (Carr Golf Services); D Beattie (Deer Park Hotel) 71

T7 D Gleeson (Old Conna GC); M Murphy (Rosslare GC) 72

9 D Higgins (Waterville GC) 73

10 G Robinson 74

Team Results

1 L Bowler 90

2 T Rice 89

3 K Goodwin 88