McCormack wins Irish Mid-Amateur at Galway Bay

​​​Eddie McCormack won his second tournament in a row with a five-stroke victory at Galway Bay in the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship

  • 17 June 2018

Picture: Irish Mid-Amateur champion Eddie McCormack with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Aoife | Cashman Photography


Galway Bay's Eddie McCormack cruised to victory at his home course to win the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship.

Fresh from his win in the Connacht Stroke Play, 45-year-old McCormack captured his second trophy in eight days. After building a five-stroke lead on day one, McCormack only needed to shoot 75 in the third and final round to complete his latest success on four over.
Severe winds battered the course throughout the weekend at Galway Bay and McCormack was the only player to break 70 during the first two rounds. After round one Portmarnock's John Greene led the way at three over, one clear of McCormack, Geoff Lenehan and Pat Murray.

It was in round two that McCormack took control. He made seven birdies on his way to shooting 69, five shots better Lenehan, who was next best with 74. Leading by five going into the final round of this 54-hole championship, McCormack birdied two of his first three holes on his way to posting 75, which was good enough to maintain his five shot advantage.

Lenehan (Portmarnock) finished second, having also carded 75 in the final round while Gerard Dunne from Co Louth was two shots further back in third after posting 73, the low round of the day.