PGA tournament a success at Galway Bay club

Galway Bay Golf Resort director Ronan Killeen, Damien Coleman (course superintendent GB), winner Simon Thornton, and Michael McCumiskey after the successful PGA tournament.

Galway Bay Golf Resort director Ronan Killeen, Damien Coleman (course superintendent GB), winner Simon Thornton, and Michael McCumiskey after the successful PGA tournament.

Galway Bay is hoping to hold more major tournaments after hosting last weekend's 108th Irish PGA Championship.

Simon Thornton, of Tulfarris Golf Resort, has won the tournament by one shot.

The event was cut short due to weather conditions with Thornton's score of -3 enough to win, followed closely by Richard Kilpatrick -2 and David Higgins`-1.

Galway Bay director Ronan Killeen said there was some superb golf on show despite the weather.

"We were delighted to host the 108th Irish PGA Championships, and the course was in superb condition, with course superintendent Damien Coleman and his team having worked tirelessly in very tough conditions to get the course ready.”

The event was preceded by the Corrib Oil Galway Bay Pro Am, which was won by Brian McElhinney of North West Golf Club shooting a level par 72.

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