Kelly claims victory at Bunclody

John Kelly in action in the Irish Open at Fota Island. Picture: Eoin Clarke

John Kelly topped the leaderboard at the Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club Pro-Am.

The St Margaret's professional, who finished tied for 58th at the Irish Open, carded a three under 69 to lead the field at the Co Wexford venue.

The 42-year-old went to the turn in one under 36, with birdies at six and eight offset by a bogey at the par three seventh. Further birdies followed at the 10th and 14th as he came home in two under 33.

Brendan McGovern (Headfort), Ian Kerr (Carlow Golf Range), Niall Kearney (Royal Dublin) and Enda Maguire (Dundalk GC) finished a shot behind Kelly on two under. Maguire's card showed only four pars in a remarkable round that mixed in eight birdies and six bogeys. 

The team event was won by Liam Bowler with 92pts.

Kelly's next tournament date is the PGA Challenge Pro-Am at Carton House on Monday June 30. The reigning Order of Merit champion will be playing alongside Walker Cup star, Gavin Moynihan (The Island).

Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club Pro-Am

Leading Scores

1 John Kelly (St Margaret's Golf & CC) 69  

T2 Brendan McGovern (Headfort GC) 70 

T2 Ian Kerr (Carlow Golf Range) 70

T2 Niall Kearney (Royal Dublin GC) 70 

T2 Enda Maguire (Dundalk GC) 70 

T6 Darren Walsh (Wexford GC) 71 

T6 Jimmy Bolger (Kilkenny GC) 71

T6 David Ryan (Cahir Park GC) 71

T9 Damian Mooney (Ballyliffin GC) 72

T9 Cormac Hennessy (Newlands GC) 72

T9 Neil O'Briain (Old Conna GC) 72

T9 Ciaran Molloy (Blackwood GC) 72

T9 Mark O'Sullivan (Piltown Driving Range) 72

Leading team scores

1 Liam Bowler 92

T2 Darren Walsh 89

T2 David Ryan 89

T2 Ciaran Molloy 89

T2 Mark Whelan 89

T2 Mark O'Sullivan 89

T2 Pat Geraghty 89

Forthcoming events

  • June 30 - PGA Challenge Pro-Am at Carton House
  • July 1/July 2 - Johnston Mooney & O'Brien PGA Challenge at Carton House
  • July 4 - Craddockstown Pro-Am