Dromland Golf Club ready to stage KPMG Women’s Irish Open

Pro Am winning team John Hickey and Mike and Robert Burke and winning PRO Neil O'Briain with Captain Denis Woods, Lady Captain Liz Moloney and Mike Riordan (sponsor).

MAGNIFICENT Dromoland GC is readying itself for its second staging of the €400,000 KPMG Women’s Irish Open from Thursday next (August 31), through to the following Sunday.

Cian Branagan, Chief Executive Officer of Forefront Sports, said: “We will look to go one better this year and attract thousands more (25,000 attended in 2022) with a world class field along with new enhancements on site, including a new spectator village area, new course investment by Dromoland Castle, and a specific family day over the weekend with music and activities for all to enjoy – it’s truly an unmissable event”.

Leona Maguire heads the Irish challenge.

Tickets and further information available from WomensIrishOpen.ie.

Meanwhile, Limerick GC’s Tim Rice finished in a four-way tie for third at the STL Pro-am at Newcastle West. Rice posted three birdies in his closing nine holes, including a great three at the challenging par four 18th.

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There were also Top 20 places for Jack Ryan of Castletroy and Adare’s Fraser Thompson.

The winner was Paul Eivers of Cahir, who with a round of three under par 68 won on a count-back from Neil O’Brien of Finglas.

The Team Winners were that of O’Brien and amateurs Mike Burke, John Hickey, and Robert Burke of Ashgrove Meats, Newcastle West.