Moriarty warms up for Irish Open with victory at Seafield
 Colm Moriarty

Colm Moriarty

Colm Moriarty found his putting touch to win the Seafield Golf & Country Club Pro-Am on Friday.

The Glasson man carded a three under par 67 in windy conditions at the Co Wexford course to hold off Damien McGrane, David Higgins and Michael McDermott.

It was a timely return to form for Colm who will play in the DDF Irish Open next week at the K Club.

He made a positive start at Seafield, grabbing a birdie at his opening hole, the par five 10th. He dropped a shot at the 13th but a birdie at the par four 18th saw him out in one under 34.

He grabbed three more birdies at two, four and seven, recording a bogey at the par four eighth as he came home in two under 33.

"I've hit the ball quite well in a couple of the early events but I haven't holed many so it was good to see a few go in," said Colm who admitted he was still trying to get his game tournament ready.

"It has been tough. The winter was very wet and I haven't played an awful lot but everyone is in the same boat."

Deerpark professional, Daniel Beattie, guide his amateur partners of Andy Hickey, Liam Claire and Malachy Hayes to success in the team event.

Seafield Golf & Country Club Pro-Am, Seafield GC

1 C Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance Ltd) 67

2 D McGrane; D Higgins (Waterville GC); M McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) 68

5 D Mooney (Nevada Bobs, Belfast) 69

6 J Dillon (Headfort GC) lvl

7 B McElhinney (B McElhinney Golf); S Thornton; N O'Briain (Old Conna GC) 71

10 R Kilparick (Banbridge GC); S Wilson (Co Lough GC); E Brady (Clontarf GC); D Lernihan (Elm Park GC) 72

Pro-Am scores

  • 1 D Beattie 87pts
  • 2 D Mooney 86pts
  • 3 M Staunton 85pts
  • 4 E Brady 83pts