2017-08-24 Higgins wins Pro-Am

Higgins wins Downs Syndrome Pro-Am at Kilkeel.

 David Higgins

David Higgins from Waterville Links plotted his way around the tight, tree-lined lay-out of Kilkeel Golf Course to finish one shot ahead of Damien McGrane and Mark Whelan (Castlewarden Golf & CC).

David said afterwards, "It's a great driving course. If you are slightly off on the right or the left you can't get to the green. That suits me, that's my style of golf. I love that and the result showed it. I played some good golf and won. The form of late has been a bit up and down. I felt that I was playing well but not holing enough putts. I'll kick on from here and I'm determined to finish the season strongly.”

The 44-year-old played the opening nine holes at Kilkeel in two under 35 with birdies coming at the fourth and fifth. His only dropped shot of the round came at the 16th when he found the greenside bunker and failed to get up and down. However, he bounced back with a birdie at the last to come home in level par 35 and set the clubhouse target.

He continued; “I felt that if I did get that birdie I might have enough to win. It was one of those days when you felt that two under was going to be a good score. You had to stay patient.”

Damien McGrane and his amateur partners of Kevin Cummins, Tom Muldoon and Catherine Cummins won the team event with 95 points. 

Down Syndrome Kilkeel Pro-Am At Kilkeel GC (Par 72)
Leading scores  

1 (-2) D Higgins                      

T2 (-1) D McGrane, M Whelan          

T4 (Lvl) N O'Briain, R Giles   

T6 (+1) S Thornton, D Mooney, C Molloy, C Carvill, T Higgins, M Staunton          



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