Horizon Irish Open 2022 – Mount Juilet Estate
Adrian Meronk has won the 2022 Horizon Irish Open at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny. Meronk, in his 65th DP World Tour event, is the first player from Poland to win on the Tour. A final round of 66 gave him a three-shot victory over opening day leader Ryan Fox of New Zealand, with Thriston Lawrence of South Africa a further shot back in third. Fox had posted the clubhouse lead with a final round 64, but Meronk ensured his victory with an eagle on the par five seventeenth hole. Meronk’s round included five birdies and an eagle, while Fox had posted the round of the day with an eight under par score, which included seven birdies and an eagle. However, Fox’s double bogey on the final hole left the door open for Meronk, playing a few groups behind him.
Another first for Meronk
Meronk is used to achieving firsts in his short career so far: he became the first player from Poland to secure a DP World Tour card when he graduated following a 2019 Challenge Tour campaign that included ten top ten finishes; he was the first male Polish player to compete in golf’s four Major Championships when he qualified for the 2021 U.S. Open; he was the first Polish player to win on the European Challenge Tour when he won the 2019 Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort.
Today’s Horizon Irish Open win will see him move to sixth on the DP World Tour Rankings and could move as high as 61st in the Official World Golf Ranking – a career-best – when they are updated.
Shane Lowry ended the 2020 Horizon Irish Open as the leading Irish player. The Offaly man carded a final round 67 for a five under par round, leaving him in ninth place on -9, eight shots behind the winner.
ABOUT MOUNT JULIET ESTATE
Mount Juliet Estate has an international reputation for golf, hospitality and amenities. It is located approximately 20 minutes from Kilkenny, 30 minutes from Waterford and just over one hour from Dublin. The jewel in the crown, The Manor House, is a stunning example of eighteenth-century architecture overlooking the River Nore and Ballylinch Stud. The golf course is globally ranked, has been the venue for many international events over the last three decades, and is the venue for the 2021 Irish Open. The Estate offers a range of activities, including trail riding at the world-class Equestrian Centre. There is also an archery range, salmon and trout fishing, and falconry can also be enjoyed. The Health Centre houses a 15-metre heated swimming pool, gymnasium and a wide variety of treatment suites at the spa. There are beautiful walks, especially along the Rive Nore banks, which run through the Estate and nature trails. The 7,300-yard course incorporates several magnificent holes, fairways and features. Iconic holes on the Mount Juliet Championship Golf Course include the stunning par 3, 3rd hole over water, the par 5, 10th hole with its tantalizing fairway cantered copse of trees, and the testing par four index 1, 13th hole over water. To stay in a house in Mount Juliet provides a unique living experience. Not only is it safe for residents with the benefit of 24-hour security, but it is also the essence of grandeur and gracious living. It is exclusive while being friendly and welcoming. Mount Juliet has an excellent reputation for the quality of facilities and service. It’s 5-star rating genuinely reflects what Mount Juliet offers to residents and visitors alike.