Defending Champion Leads Irish PGA

Defending champion Niall Kearney (Royal Dublin) and Eamonn Brady (Clontarf) are locked together at the top of leaderboard after the opening day of the Irish PGA Championship at Dundalk. The pair carded rounds of seven under par 65 to lead James Quinlivan (Mullingar) by one. Waterville’s David Higgins is tied for 43rd on 3 over.