Gleeson wins at Ballykisteen

Donal Gleeson fired a six under par 66 to win the inaugural Ballykisteen Pro-Am sponsored by Pierse Motors.

The Old Conna professional, who was stung by bees while playing the 11th, finished one shot ahead of Ballybunion's Duncan Purcell at the Des Smyth designed course in Co Tipperary.

Gleeson produced a flawless opening nine holes, going to the turn in four under 32 with birdies at the third, fourth, seventh and ninth.

Another birdie followed at the 10th, before a set-back at the 11th when he dropped a shot after his encounter with the bees but he finished with two more birdies at the 15th and 18th.

Coollattin's Paul Masterson and amateur partners Bill Hanley, Barra O'Dwyer and Brendan O'Keefe topped the Pro-Am leaderboard with 101 points.

Ballykisteen Pro-Am presented by Pierse Motors, Ballykisteen Golf & Country Club (Par 72)

Detailed scores

1 D Gleeson 66

2 D Purcell 67

T3 C McNamara; N O'Briain; C Moriarty; D Mooney 68

T7 P Walton; D Ryan 70

T9 D Higgins; G Robinson; P Materson; N Murray 71

Team Pro-Am

1 P Masterson 101pts

2 F Holly 99pts

3 N O'Briain 96pt