McGovern's record equalling 63 wins Delgany Pro-Am

McGovern's record equalling 63 wins Delgany Pro-Am

Headfort’s Brendan McGovern whipped it around Delgany in 63 blows to win the 21st Anniversary Charity Pro-Am on Friday.

The tournament, which marked 21 years at the Co Wicklow club for professional Gavin Kavanagh, featured a prize-pot of €20,000 and raised funds for the Down Syndrome Centre and the PGA Benevolent Fund.

McGovern’s six under par round, which matched the course record set by Simon Thornton back in 2005, featured seven birdies and just one dropped shot.

A shot-gun start was in operation and Brendan birdied his opening hole, the par four third, before adding further birdies at the fifth, eighth and ninth.

He parred the 10th and 11th but then made his only mistake of the day, dropping a shot at the par four 12th. The 50-year-old got back on track with birdies at the 15th and 16th on his way to a back nine score of one under 35. 

He then parred the first and wrapped up his round with a birdie at the second (his 18th) in what amounted to an opening nine of just 29 shots (-5).

David Higgins (Waterville Links) and Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) finished tied for second on four under par.

Andy Hogan (Edmondstown GC) piloted his amateur partners to success in the team event with 91 points ahead of Daniel Beattie and Colm Moriarty.

21st Anniversary Charity Delgany Pro-Am, (Proceeds to Down Syndrome Centre), Delgany Golf Club (Par 69)

Detailed scores

63 B McGovern  (Headfort GC)

65 D Higgins  (Waterville Golf Links), C Moriarty  (Drive Golf Performance Ltd)

66 D Ryan (Cahir Park GC), D Gleeson  (Old Conna GC), N O’Briain  (Old Conna GC)

67 E Darcy  (Druids Glen GC), D Beattie  (Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa), Simon Thornton