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Adrian made his professional debut at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and finished in runner up spot in the Pro-Am competition with his partner Johan Eliasch. They shot an impressive -37 around Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and St. Andrews which left them only 1 behind the eventual winners.
Adrian competed at the Mauritius Golf Masters in November 2016 and finished off his second professional tournament in a tie for 7th position.
During February and March of 2017, Adrian played tournaments on the Algarve Pro Tour to sharpen his game for the upcoming Road to Oman. He has finishes in Portugal of T21, T13 and a T2 finish at the Boavista Classic which included a sensational round of 62 on the final day.
Adrian began his 2017 Road to Oman journey at the Barclays Kenyan Open, which was also his debut event on the Challenge Tour as a professional. He shot rounds of 67, 69, 71 and a final round of 65, which included 5 birdies and an eagle to take a share of 5th place.
Mixing between the Challenge Tour, European Tour and the BMW PGA Polska Tour has given Adrian a lot of tournament experience and has been a breakthrough year for him.
On the PGA Polska Tour, he claimed victory at the Modry Las Open by an incredible 11 shots, after shooting rounds of 65 and 66, for a total of -15.
On the Challenge Tour, Adrian’s best finish of the season came at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge where he was beaten in a play-off by Jens Dantorp. He shot rounds of 70, 66, 70 and a final round of 67 (bogey free) to set the clubhouse lead. An incredible eagle from Dantorp on the first play-off hole sealed victory for the Swede, as birdie from Meronk was not enough.
Needing to win in Ras Al Khaimah or finish in T2 to progress to the NBO Grand Final, it was an amazing performance from the young Pole and has also secured his Challenge Tour status for 2018, catapulting him up the Road to Oman rankings to 33rd from 79th entering the week in RAK.
Gary has proven to be one of the most consistent amateur golfers in the world having secured 5 straight top 10’s in high profile amateur events. Runner-up finishes at both the Spanish Amateur and the European Amateur championship in 2015 solidified Gary’s involvement in Nigel Edwards’ Walker Cup team. Gary was part of the ‘Famous Five’ on this team with 4 of his Irish teammates also making the team. GB & I went on to win the Walker Cup and Hurley turned professional the next day.
Gary was a former 2-time participant of the Palmer Cup and has represented Ireland in the Home Internationals, World Amateur Team Championship and Great Britain & Ireland in the St. Andrews Trophy.
Gary collected his maiden professional win in The Palmares Classic V Trophy on the Algarve Pro Tour in Portugal by 1 shot. Currently competing on the Challenge Tour, Gary is performing well in the 2016 season, with his best finish a T4 at the Montecchia Open by Lyoness.
Gary competed on the European Challenge Tour for the 2016 season and played in European Tour events also. Gary’s best finish came at the Montecchia Open by Lyoness where he finished in a tie for 4th place after rounds of 63, 65 and 70. This catapulted him up the Road to Oman rankings. He finished the season off in 80th position in the Challenge Tour rankings and went on to European Tour Q-School.
At Second Stage of European Tour Q-School for the 2017 season, Gary finished in a tie for 7th spot and earned his place in the Final stage at PGA Catalunya. After rounds of 74, 69, 76, and 65, Gary finished in 44th position and earned himself a full Challenge Tour card for the 2017 season.
Gary played a full schedule on the Challenge Tour in 2017, as well as some European Tour events. His best finish came at the Rocco Forte Open in Sicily where he came T23 on -6. He shot rounds of 67, 66, 72 and 73 for the week.
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