McDermott and O'Rourke win again
 Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Pure Golf Leopardstown professional Michael McDermott and Irish amateur international Conor O’Rourke were the prize winners for the second week running in the weekly Tuesday Winter Series outing at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.

Just 50 players subjected themselves to testing January conditions but McDermott was superb once more, firing a one under 70 to edge out former European Tour winner Damien McGrane by virtue of his superior back nine.

Headfort assistant professional Joe Dillon took the third nett prize with a two over 73 while in the gross, St Andrews Links Trophy winner O’Rourke warmed up for his forthcoming trip to Argentina with another win.

A one under par 70 was good enough to edge out Edmondstown professional Andrew Hogan by a stroke with Balcarrick’s Gavin Fitzmaurice third with a 74.

Tuesday Winter Series, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links


  1. Michael McDermott (scr) Pure Golf 70 (back 9, 34)
  2. Damien McGrane (scr) Unattached 70 (back 9, 35)
  3. Joe Dillon (scr) Headfort 73 


  1. Conor O’Rourke (Naas) 70
  2. Andrew Hogan (Edmondstown) 71
  3. Gavin Fitzmaurice (Balcarrick) 74