Record breaking Staunton on the Mark at Oughterard
Oughterard Golf Club

Oughterard Golf Club

Mark Staunton fired a course record seven under par 65 to win the Oughterard Pro-Am on Friday.

The Delgany pro collected six birdies and eagle on his way to victory, the only blemish on his card coming at the par three 13th where he dropped a shot.

“I putted a bit better than I have been doing recently and made the most of the bit of luck that came my way,” said the 34-year-old.

“I haven't played a lot of events over the last couple of years but I've tried to play a bit more this year and I feel that things are gradually starting to come back a bit.”

Shane Franklin finished alone in second following a five under par 67 with Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) ending the day in third with a 68.

Paddy Sheehy (McGuirk's Golf) walked away with the team prize guiding his amateur partners to success with 95 points.

Oughterard Pro-Am, Oughterard GC (Par 72)

Detailed scores

65 M Staunton (Delgany GC)

67 S Franklin

68 M McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown), B McElhinney (North West GC)

69 D Beattie (Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa)

70 A Hogan (Edmondstown GC), H O'Neill (Connemara GC), K Fahey (GUI National Academy), B McGovern (Headfort GC), Josh Adams (Woodbrook GC), Cian McNamara (Monkstown GC).