Damian Mooney and Steven Quinlan shared first place at the S.I.G. Ireland Killeen Pro-Am
in association with KN Network Services on Friday.
The duo carded four under par rounds of 68 at Killeen GC, to finish one shot ahead of Rebecca Codd, and three shots ahead of Brendan McGovern (Headfort).
The Kildare venue, hosting a PGA in Ireland event for the very first time, proved a difficult test for the professionals with just four players beating par.
Mooney went to the turn in two under 34 with a bogey at the first cancelled out by birdies at the fourth, sixth and seventh.
He birdied the 10th to reach three under for the day but dropped shots at the 14th and 15th set him back. However, he finished the round strongly with a an eagle at the par five 16th and a closing birdie two at the 18th saw him come home in two under 34.
Quinlan played some stellar golf on his opening nine, going to the turn in five under. Birdies at the third, fifth and sixth were followed by an eagle two at the par four seventh.
Another eagle at the par five 10th got him to seven under but three bogeys followed in the next four holes and although he managed to birdie the 16th he dropped another shot at the 18th to come home in one over par 37.
An assistant professional at Hapenny Golf, Quinlan also walked off with the team prize, guiding his amateur partners to victory with 89 points.
SIG Ireland Killeen Pro-Am, in association with KN Network Service, Killeen GC (Par 72)
- T1 D Mooney (Ballyliffin); S Quinlan 68
- 3 R Codd 69
- 4 B McGovern (Headfort GC) 71
- T5 E Brady (Clontarf GC), N Kearney (Royal Dublin GC), J Kelly (St Margarets) 72
- T8 D Higgins (Waterville GC); M O'Mahoney (Titleist National Fitting Centre) 73
1 S Quinlan 89
T2 T Higgins; D Mooney; D Gleeson; J Bolger 88