Good year for Irish on EuroPro

By Brian Keogh

It was another good year for the Irish on the PGA EuroPro Tour with three men claiming four victories between them. Athlone's Colm Moriarty finished fourth on the final rankings with two wins and three top tens from just six starts.

England's Graeme Clarke topped the Order of Merit with £43,688, nearly £114,000 more than Andrew Willey, who won the season-ending PGA EuroPro Tour Championship by two shots to move into second place

The top five on the rankings earned Challenge Tour cards with Clarke and Willey joined by Neil Walker, Matthew Woods and Daniel Wardrop.

Moriarty's victory in the Challenge Tour's Firstplus Wales Challenge earlier this year had already won him a Card for 2008, meaning that sixth-placed Wardrop also won a place.

Stackstown's Michael McDermott won once and finished 10th in the rankings with Donegal's Brian McElhinney 12th after his win in the Oceanico Irish Classic at Roganstown in May.

Greystones Alan Murray tied for fifth in the Tour Championship to finish 29th on the money list with Brendan McCarroll (42nd), Gary Cullen (49th), Damian Mooney (54th), Padraig Dooley (89th), Greg Bowden (90th) and Noel Fox (107th).