Staunton wins Shell Pro-Am at Carne Golf Links

Mark Staunton. Picture: Thos Caffrey /

Mark Staunton, who will play in this week's Irish Open at Fota Island, carded a second round 67 to win the Shell Pro-Am at Carne Golf Links.

The Delgany GC based professional finished the tournament on four under par 138, edging out Peter Martin (Colin Park Golf Academy). 

Detailed scoreboard

Brendan McGovern (Headfort GC), David Ruddy (Cahir Park GC) and Colm Moriatry (Glasson Hotel and Golf Club) finished on two under.

Moriarty led over night following his opening round 66, but he struggled on day two, signing for a second round three over 74.

Staunton, a former Irish Order of Merit winner, was tied for eighth at the start of the day's play following an opening round 71. He made a fast start to his round yesterday, with a birdie at the first and added three more birdies on the front nine, going to the turn in four under 31. He dropped a shot at the par three 14th but birdied the par three 16th to come home in level par 36.

Shell Pro-Am at Carne Golf Links

Final standings

138 Mark Staunton (Delgany GC) 71 67

139 Peter Martin (Colin Park Golf Academy) 71 68, Brendan McGovern (Headfort GC) 72 68, David Ruddy (Cahir Park GC)  69 71, Colm Moriarty (Glasson Hotel & GC)  66 74

141 Cian McNamara (Monkstown GC)  70 71, Graeme Dunlea (Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort) 71 70

142 John Kelly (St Margaret's Golf & CC)  73 69, Eamonn Brady (Clontarf GC) 73 69, Brian McElhinney (Foyle Golf Centre) 68 74

Team standings

1 John Kelly 95/91  - 186

2 Brendan McGovern 93/92 - 185

3 Mark Staunton 91/92 - 183, Colm Moriarty 96/87 - 183