Early bird Higgins wins at New Ross

David Higgins

Waterville's David Higgins made the best of early morning conditions to win the New Ross Pro-Am sponsored by Culcita Garden Furniture.

Higgins, out first at 7.50am, carded a five under par 65 to complete a two shot victory over Damien Mooney (Ballyliffin) and Eamonn Brady (Clontarf GC).

The 42-year-old birdied three of his opening four holes on his way to a four under par front nine of 30. He continued the good form on the back, with birdies at the 13th and 16th before dropping his only shot of the day at the 18th.

Padraig Dooley (Drive Golf Performance) guided his amateur partners to success in the team event with 92 points ahead of a trio of golfers including Rebecca Codd, who was making her debut appearance on the PGA in Ireland circuit.

New Ross Pro-Am Sponsored by Culcita Garden Furniture, New Ross GC (Par 70)

Detailed scores

1 D Higgins (Waterville Golf Links) 65 

T2 D Mooney (Ballyliffin); E Brady (Clontarf GC) 67

T4 G Robinson; C McNamara (Monkstown GC) 68

T6 A Hogan (Edmondstown GC); D Foley (Dromoland Castle GC); G. Donohoe (Rosslare GC); N O'Briain (Old Conna GC); D McGrane; C Molloy (Blackwood Golf Centre); N Murray (Massereene GC) 69

Team Pro-Am

  1. Padraig Dooley 92pts
  2. Rebecca Codd; David Ryan; Cian McNamara 90pts