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Wednesday 6th February 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 6.2.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Padraig Harrington D Rhys Clarke collected the Gross Prize at the latest instalment of the TaylorMade Winter Series at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. The Island player (+1) returned a superb 72 in dreadful conditions, including crucial back to back birdies on the 14th and 15th to take top prize from Galway's Roy O'Neill (74). In the Nett competition, Leslie Walker from Dundalk took top honours by a single stroke after carding an impressive 73 wallops in the wind and rain. Cork's John Hickey claimed second spot on countback from Athlone's Daniel O'Connor after both men came home in 74. CLARKE & WALKER TAKE THE SPOILS AT PORTMARNOCK Dan Sugrue collected a fantastic fourth Winter Series win on the bounce amongst the Munster PGA professionals at Cork Golf Club. Showing absolutely no ill-effects from a liver transplant he underwent last year, the Killarney golfer fired a five-under-par 67 to continue to haunt his fellow pros. Cahir Park's David Ryan was a shot further back while Castletroy's Gary Howie placed third after returning a superb 70. FOUR-UP FOR SUGRUE AT MUNSTER SERIES In just his second week play- ing the TP5x competitively after more than a decade playing his previous golf ball, TaylorMa- de's newest Tour staffer, Rickie Fowler secured the 2nd victory for the new '19 TP5x golf ball after his 'W' at the Waste Man- agement Phoenix Open. The hard-fought win in woeful conditions followed stalemate Dustin Johnson's victory with the same ball at the Saudi Interna- tional to prove what we already knew; it takes great balls to win golf tournaments. RICKIE'S NEW BALLS ON SHOW IN LATEST WIN avid Carey remains at one-under par heading into today's final round of the second event on the Mediterranean Tour calendar in Egypt. The Dubliner carded four birdies and an eagle only to be undone by four sixes in an even par rollercoaster ride around Katameya Dunes Golf Club. He now finds himself with six shots to make up on the leaders from a tie for 9th after day two. That's one shot better than Naas profession- al, Jonathan Yates who returned a second successive even-par 72 to sit in a share of 12th spot with a round to go in East Cairo. The Kildare man posted scores of 70/66/71 to claim a share of 7th spot on nine-under par during week one and will return to that same Dreamland venue in March when making his Alps Tour debut. FOR FULL SCORING CLICK HERE CAREY & YATES GOLFING LIKE EGYPTIANS IN CAIRO Cork Golf Club David Carey

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