Mooney and Lunny share top spot at Naas Pro-Am

Damian Mooney

Ballyliffin's Damian Mooney and home favourite Gavin Lunny shared first prize at the Naas Pro-Am on Friday.

Mooney and  Lunny carded two under par rounds of 69 to finish one shot ahead of Waterville's David Higgins at the Co Kildare venue.

Mooney, a recent winner at the Killeen Pro-Am, played his opening nine holes in one under par 35. 

He dropped a shot at the 10th, but bounced back with birdies at the 13th and 15th. Another dropped shot followed at the par four 16thbefore he wrapped up his round with a birde at the last to come home in one under 35.

Lunny meanwhile, left it late in his quest for the top. The 'home' professional was struggling on one over par after 14 holes before finishing in style, collecting birdies at the 15th, 17th and 18th to come home in three under 33.

Malahide's John Murray guided his amateur partners to victory in the team event with 91 points.

Naas Pro-Am, Naas GC (Par 71)

Detailed scores

1 D Mooney (Ballyliffin); Gavin Lunny (Naas GC) 69

3 D Higgins (Waterville GC) 70

T4 L Bowler (Wexford GC); B McGovern (Headfort GC); N Murray (Massereene GC) 71

T7 J Dwyer (Ashbourne GC); J Murray (Malahide GC); D Lernihan (Elm Park GC); S McMonagle (Dunfanaghy GC) 72

T11 G Robinson; J Bolger (Wexford GC); M Staunton (Delgany GC); H Kavanagh (Carr Golf Services) 73

Team scores

1 J Murray 91

2 P Masterson 88