Murray comes home in 31 to win Delgany Pro-Am

Noel Murray (Messereene G.C) Picture: Thos Caffrey /

Noel Murray roared home with a superb back nine of four under par 31 to claim the Delgany Pro-Am on Sunday.

The Massereene assistant carded a four under par round of 65 to secure a two shot victory over David Ryan (Cahir Park GC) at the County Wicklow venue.

The 23-year-old played his front nine in a steady level par 34 with a birdie at the short par four second offset with a dropped shot at the seventh.

The Belfast golfer started the back nine with a birdie at the 10th and followed up with two more at the 13th and 14th. He dropped a shot at the 15th but bounced back immediately with a birdie two at the 16th before wrapping up his round with a birdie at the par five 18th.

It was Murray's first victory since the Black Bush Ladies Assistant's Pro-Am back in May.

Ryan produced a remarkably steady round of golf to secure second reeling off 16 pars and two birdies at the 15th and 17th.

Old Conna's Neil O'Briain finished in third after a 68 with Adare Manor Resort's Graeme Dunlea back in fourth on level par.

The next PGA in Ireland event is the Ruby Walsh Crumlin Hospital Research Pro-Am at Rathsallagh GC on August 8.

Delgany Pro-Am

In association with Down Syndrome Centre

Leading scores

1 Noel Murray (Massereene GC) 65 

2 David Ryan (Cahir Park GC) 67

3 Neil O'Briain (Old Conna GC) 68

4 Graeme Dunlea (Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort) 69

T5 Mark Staunton (Delgany GC) 70

T5 Cian McNamara (Monkstown GC) 70

T5 Raymond Burns (Lisheen Springs GC) 70

T5 Ciaran Molloy (Blackwood GC) 70

T9 Damian Mooney (Ballyliffin GC) 71

T9 Paul Masterson (Coollattin GC) 71

Amateur scores

1 Noel Murray 90

2 Neil O'Briain 86

T3 David Ryan 85

T3 Donal Gleeson 85

T3 Shane McCabe 85