Mooney hits top form at Carton House

The O'Meara Course at Carton House

Damian Mooney fired a six under par 67 to win the PGA Challenge Pro-Am presented by Johnston, Mooney & O'Brien at Carton House on Monday.

The Ballyliffin professional produced a scintillating round of golf on The O'Meara, bagging eight birdies in total on his way to a three shot victory.

Mark O'Sullivan (Piltown Driving Range), James Quinlivan (Mullingar GC) and Mark Whelan (Castlewarden Golf and County Club) finished in a share of second.

Quinlivan guided his team to victory in the pro-am event with 92 points, two points ahead of Donal Gleeson (Old Conna GC).

The two-day Johnston, Mooney & O'Brien PGA Challenge gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday) with Dara Lernihan (Elm Park GC) defending his title. Last year the former Irish Amateur Close Champion edged out Neil O'Briain in a three-hole play-off.

PGA Challenge Pro-Am, Presented by Johnston, Mooney & O'Brien

Carton House Golf Course (O'Meara Par 73)

Detailed scores

1 Damian Mooney (Ballyliffin) 67

T2 Mark O'Sullivan (Piltown Driving Range); James Quinlivan (Mullingar GC); Mark Whelan (Castlewarden Golf & CC) 70

5 Francis Howley (Carton House) 71

T6 Robert Giles (Greenore GC); Padraig Dooley (Drive Golf Performance); Noel Murray (Massereene GC) 72

9 Neil O'Briain (Old Conna GC); Dara Lernihan (Elm Park GC) 73

T11 Maura Morrin (Stepaside Golf Centre); Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) 74

Team Pro-Am

1 James Quinlivan 92

2 Donal Gleeson 90

T3 Mark O'Sullivan; Padraig Dooley 89