Height – 6 ft 2″
Date of birth – 28th January 1993
Turned pro – 2015
Family – Single
Residence – Waterford, Ireland
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.
Gary secured Challenge Tour status for 2018 and has been competing on this tour for the season. His best finish of the year came at the Open de Portugal in May, where he finished tied 4th after rounds of 70, 69, 74 and 71.
He will continue to compete on the Challenge Tour for the remainder of the season as he looks to secure playing status for 2019, on both the European and Challenge Tour.
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Gary graduated with an honours degree in Business and Management from Maynooth University.