Rice best of the bunch; Danny Sugrue on the mend
 Cian McNamara presenting first prize to Tim Rice after the Munster PGA Winter Series event at Killarney. Also pictured, David Keating from Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Cian McNamara presenting first prize to Tim Rice after the Munster PGA Winter Series event at Killarney. Also pictured, David Keating from Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Limerick's Tim Rice fired a five-under-par 67 to win the third outing of the Munster PGA Winter Series at Killarney's pristine Mahony's Point.

The Irish PGA champion won by a shot from Monkstown's Cian McNamara with Fota Island's Jack Howard and Cahir Park's David Ryan a shot further back.

 Lahinch's Donal McSweeney receives his prize from Cian McNamara at the Munster PGA Winter Series event in Killarney. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Lahinch's Donal McSweeney receives his prize from Cian McNamara at the Munster PGA Winter Series event in Killarney. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Lahinch's Donal McSweeney was fifth with a 70 as Rice led Alan O’Meara, Jamie O’Sullivan and David Whyte to the team prize on a day when 28 PGA professionals teed it up.

Whyte also took the over 45s prize on a day when all members were delighted to hear that Dooks' Danny Sugrue is on the mend after undergoing major surgery recently.

Munster PGA Winter Series

#3 Killarney (Mahony’s Point), Sponsored by TaylorMade Golf (John Caulfield)

1. Tim Rice, Limerick (67)

2. Cian McNamara, Monkstown (68)

T3. Jack Howard, Fota Island (69); David Ryan, Cahir Park (69)

5. Donal McSweeney, Lahinch (70)

  • Over 45: David Whyte
  • Team: Tim Rice, Alan O’Meara, Jamie O’Sullivan, David Whyte.
  • Next outing: Castletroy, December 11