Kilpatrick targets Irish PGA after Roganstown success
 Gareth Shaw, Michael McGeady, Richard Kilpatrick and Colm Moriarty at Moyvalley back in April 2009. Picture: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Gareth Shaw, Michael McGeady, Richard Kilpatrick and Colm Moriarty at Moyvalley back in April 2009. Picture: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Richard Kilpatrick carded a five under par 66 to edge out Limerick's Tim Rice for the Roganstown Golf Hotel Pro-Am supporting the Crumlin Children's Hospital.

The Banbridge man recorded his last victory back in July at Ballyliffin and was delighted with the win at Roganstown with one eye on next week's Irish PGA Championship at Moyvalley.

“I played well at the last couple of events without scoring well so it was good to get over the line,” said Richard.

“I'm looking forward to Moyvalley now. It's a course that should suit me, it's long and generous off the tee. I played there back in 2009 on the Challenge Tour.”

With a shotgun start in operation, Kilpatrick began his round with a par at the third and then collected back to back birdies at the fourth and fifth [both par fives].

He added another birdie at the 10th, dropped a shot at the par four 13th but responded immediately at the 14th with a birdie to get back to three under for his round.

He rattled off four pars in a row at the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th before closing out his round with two more birdies at the first and second.

Rice, who is still searching for his first win on the PGA in Ireland circuit in 2016, finished alone in second on four under par with Damien McGrane in third on three under par.

Mullingar's James Quinlivan and amateur partners John Carolan, Oisin Kelly and Nigel Woods collected the team prize with 91 points.

Roganstown Golf Hotel Pro Am, supporting the Crumlin Childrens Hospital, Roganstown GC (Par 71)

Detailed scores

66 R Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC)

67 T Rice (Limerick GC)

68 D McGrane

69 D Higgins (Waterville Golf Links), J Quinlivan (Mullingar GC), C Molloy (Blackwood Golf Centre) 

70 G Robinson, M Whelan (Castlewarden Golf & CC), C Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance Ltd).