O'Donovan best of the Irish in Austria; but it's costly for Curley
Be careful where you park in St Pölten

Be careful where you park in St Pölten

Who says tour life is glamorous? Not Newlands' Cian Curley, that's for sure. And certainly nobody who's ever played on a satellite circuit like the EPD Tour.

As Lucan's Richard O'Donovan closed with a three under 68 to finish tied 14th and head the Irish challenge in the EPD Tour's St Pölten Pro Golf Tour event in Austria, Curley shot a 70 to share 28th and earn €352. So far so good, even if that didn't come close to covering his costs.


He's playing on the Challenge Tour in Belgium this week and should have been heading there in good form. However, his hire car was towed in St Pölten and it cost him €250 to get it released.

Fortunately, he didn't miss his connecting flight and end up losing even more money on his week in Austria.

O'Donovan picked up €525 as he finished on six under par, eight strokes behind Rainer Saxton of the Netherlands who followed a pair of 65s with a 69 to win by a stroke on 14 under from Germany's Philipp Mejow and pocket €5,000.

Headfort's Rory McNamara (€472)  closed with a 66 to share 16th on five under with Reeve Whitson (€421) a shot further back after a 70.