Xander Schauffele pictured at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick, with the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am trophy, after winning the professional individual prize with a score of 10-under-par Schauffele shot a two-under-par to seal his win, following a course record 64
The 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am brought 40,000 fans of celebrities and golfers
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
After an exhilarating two days on the grounds of Adare Manor for the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am, American golfer Xander Schauffele has claimed the title.
Ranking 11th in the world, the Olympic champion sealed his win on Tuesday after a 10 under par, 1 shot clear of fellow American Sam Burns who carded a seven-under 65 on the final day to finish second on nine-under. Finishing in third was Ireland’s own Shane Lowry who shot 67 on Tuesday.
Schauffele laid the foundation for the win after taking a three-shot lead into Tuesday final round in Adare.
The Olympic champion fired eight birdies in a brilliant bogey-free start to the 36-hole contest. The American’s round of eight-under 64 gave him a significant advantage heading into the final 18 holes. He picked up three more birdies in his second round to go with just one bogey to set the clubhouse target after the morning starters had completed their rounds.
An eight-under 64 gave Xander a significant advantage as he headed into the final 18 holes of the course. The team event won was the Gerry McManus team consisting of Mark McManus, Cormac McManus, and Gerry McManus. In fourth place was the Aisling Annacotty AFC Team.
The Pro-Am was due to return in 2020 after its incredible 2010 predecessor but due to the pandemic, it was postponed to 2022. The internationally recognised Pro-Am was able to return to the grounds of Adare Manor amassing an incredible 40,000 spectators to witness the star-studded event.
Fans were delighted to get a chance to see a star-studded line-up of celebrities such as Hollywood actors Bill Murray and Jamie Doran and Irish singer and songwriter Niall Horan and alongside the world’s top 12 golfers.
Many fans were given the opportunity to get photographs with their favourite celebs and have items such as caps and bags signed at the memorable event.
The primary purpose of the Pro-Am is to raise money for charitable organisations, mostly located in the Mid-West region of Ireland.
Since its inception in 1990, the Pro-Am has helped raise over €140 million for charitable organisations in the Mid-West region of Ireland and attracts many of the world’s top players and celebrities to play the Tom Fazio-redesigned golf course.
All proceeds are donated in their entirety to the beneficiary organizations and no administration/running costs are deducted.
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