Limerick man Tim Rice secures top five finish at Irish PGA Championship

Limerick’s Tim Rice secured a fifth-place finish at the 109th Irish PGA Championship held in Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club.

Rice, who was winner of the championship in 2017, finished on -2, five shots behind winner Damien McGrane.

Rice begin his week with a brilliant opening round of 69, leaving him -3. He would score 73 on Wednesday to leave him at -2 for the tournament.

In the final round yesterday he shot an even 72, to give him a top-five finish.

RIce held the lead until midway through the second round before McGrane overtook him on the back nine.

From there McGrane would hold the lead, despite some heavy competition from Michael McGeady, to secure his second Irish PGA title after winning the tournament in 2016.

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