Stars Shine In Ireland

THE past and present stars of the PGA EuroPro Tour made a great impression at the Ireland Ryder Cup Challenge in Killarney.

The Challenge Tour event was won on Sunday by Scotland’s Marc Warren – a former PGA EuroPro Tour player – after a play-off against Peter Whiteford, who won this year’s Sky Sports Qualifying School.

Whiteford (pictured) actually led by five shots going into Sunday’s final round, only to see Warren produce a superb 66 on the final day to join him at -16 and force a play-off.

They could not be separated for the first two holes before Warren shot a par four at the third extra hole to take the €20,800 cheque.

Denny Lucas finished third at -13, while 2004 PGA EuroPro Tour champion Simon Lilly was tied for fourth at -9.

Ross Fisher was among seven players tied for eighth place at -7, a shot ahead of another EuroPro Tour player Shaun Webster.

Five players from the PGA EuroPro Tour were given invitations to the tournament, including Order of Merit leader John Wade.

While the Australian could only tie for 30th at -3, Andrew Willey and Daniel Wardrop were tied for 19th at -5, alongside PGA EuroPro Tour member Matthew Woods.


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