Higgins and Kilpatrick share top billing at Belvoir Park
 David Higgins (Waterville GC) during the second round of the 2015 Irish PGA Championship, Dundalk Golf Club. Picture Golffile | Fran Caffrey | PGA

David Higgins (Waterville GC) during the second round of the 2015 Irish PGA Championship, Dundalk Golf Club. Picture Golffile | Fran Caffrey | PGA

Waterville's David Higgins and Banbridge's Richard Kilpatrick shared first prize at the Belvoir Park Pro-Am sponsored by Deep River Rock.

The pair carded three under par rounds of 67 to finish two shots ahead of Ciaran Molloy (Blackwood GC), Noel Murray (Massereene GC) and Wayne O'Callaghan (Fernhill Golf & CC).

Richard Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick made a poor start to his round with bogeys at the second and third but hit back with an eagle at the par five fifth. He added further birdies at the eighth and ninth to reach the turn in two under par 36.

The Banbridge assistant maintained his positive momentum after the turn and further birdies at the 13th and 15th got him to four under but a dropped shot at the par three 16th saw him finish the event on three under par.

Waterville's Higgins played some flawless golf on the front nine with birdies at the fifth, sixth and ninth getting him to three under. He added a further birdie at the par four 10th but immediately dropped a shot at the 11th. 

Five further pars were followed by his second dropped shot of the round at the 17th but he finished in style with a birdie at the tricky par four 18th.

Portadown professional Paul Stevenson guided the home team of Violet McBride, Pauline Bailie and Sarah McGivern to victory in the team event.

Belvoir Park Pro-Am, Sponsored by Deep River Rock. Belvoir Park (Par 70)

Detailed scores

67 R Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC), D Higgins (Waterville Golf Links) 

69 C Molloy(Blackwood Golf Centre), N Murray(Massereene GC) , W O'Callaghan(Fernhill Golf & CC) 

70 C Carvill (Belvoir Park GC), B McGovern (Headfort GC), D Mooney (Nevada Bobs Belfast) , B McElhinney(North West GC) , J Dwyer(Ashbourne GC) , M Staunton (Delgany GC), R Giles(Greenore GC)