Scotsman Elliot Saltman was the eventual winner of the PGA Europro Audi Cork Irish Masters which took place on our championship Deerpark Course at Fota Island Resort.
Having just qualified for the 2012 British Open Championship, Saltman completed the course with a 10-under-par 61 comfortably ahead of Welshman Stuart Manley in second place, Scot Duncan Stewart in third and England’s Zane Scotland in fourth.
Winning the first prize cheque of €12,600 definitely sweetened Saltman’s decision to play in the Audi Masters, which was again held here at the luxury hotel in Cork, the Fota Island Resort, and started less than 24 hours after he had qualified for the British Open. When asked about his decision to play so soon after, Saltman said: “A lot of people asked after I qualified for The Open whether I’d been taking a couple of weeks off to relax but everything was booked. The hardest thing was getting up the next morning but once I got here it was great and Ireland’s a great place to be.
The tournament proved to be a great success and the great condition of Deerpark Course and the wonderful facilities at our luxury Golf Resort Ireland were enjoyed by golfers, spectators and commentators with tweets from golfer Sandeep Grewal reading “Thank you to @AudiCork and @fotaisland for putting on a great event this week!! The Irish know how to it’s done!!” and Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster stating “Lovely day filming Audi Cork Irish Masters at very beautiful @fotaisland nicest people ever wish I could stay!”
Congratulations to all who took part and many thanks to all involved in staging this event, we look forward to welcoming you back