Golf: Doyle upstages pros at Little Island

Eddie Doyle, from The Heath Golf Club in Co Laois, upstaged the European

Eddie Doyle, from The Heath Golf Club in Co Laois, upstaged the European Tour pros in yesterday's £12,000 Motorola pro-am tournament at Little Island in Cork.

Doyle carded a super 68 (four-under-par) to win by two shots from Philip Walton with Des Smyth in a group on 71 and Eamon Darcy down the leaderboard in joint 14th place on 73.

The winner had a steady outward trip as he eased to the turn in one-under-35

with a birdie at the long second hole and eight pars.

He then highlighted his card with eagle three at the 451-yards 11th hole where he hit the green with two woods.

Doyle followed that with a two at the short 13th before making his only mistake of the round - a bogey five at the 14th hole.

However, Doyle wiped out that error with birdie three at 16 for an inward run of 33 shots, three-under-par.

The team event was won by Allen Park, Co Antrim, pro Stephen Hamill and his

trio of local amateurs - John Daly, Dermot Troy and Dermot Gleeson.


68 - E Doyle (The heath).

70 - P Walton (Westpoint Fitness Centre).

71 - D Smyth (Unattached), S Hamill (Allen Pk), F Dwyer (Celbridge), J

Dignam (Slade Valley), J Young (Rosslare), C Barry (Donabate).

72 - J Dwyer (Ashbourne), D McGrane (Wexford), Z Rouiller (Spawell), D

Walker (Foxrock).

73 - D McFarlane (East Cork), E Darcy (Druid's Glen).

74 - W O'Callaghan (Fernhill), B Kelleher (Ballybunion), T Higgins (Mt

Juliet), I Kerr (Carlow DR), N Manchip (Royal Dublin), L Walker (Dundalk).

75 - K Morris (Fota Island), J O'Sullivan (Portmarnock), K O'Donnell

(Newlands), P Jones (Coollattin), J Dooley (Faithlegg).


89pts - S Hamill (Allen Pk) with John Daly 18, Dermot Troy 5 & Dermot

Gleeson 15 (all Cork).

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