Colm Moriarty fired a composed five under par 66 to win the Roganstown Golf Hotel Pro-Am sponsored by Brightwater supporting the Crumlin Children's Hospital.
After losing out to Damian Mooney in a playoff at the BMW Eastern Open, he made no mistake at Roganstown, finishing one shot ahead of Michael McGeady.
“The winter was quiet but at least I had some time to work on my own game. The PGA training is no picnic but now I have the qualification under my belt it's been nice to spend a bit more time on my own golf,” said Moriarty.
“It's great to be back out competing. I have been playing really solidly, the game is in good shape and I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer.”
With a shotgun start in operation, Moriarty began his round at the third and quickly got under par with back-to-back birdies at the fourth and fifth. He dropped his only shot of the day at the par-three sixth but got that one back with a birdie at the eight.
Two under par as he started the back nine, Colm collected two more birdies at the 11th and 14th and closed out his round with a birdie two at the par three second.
He added: “It's amazing. When you have a bit more headspace, it can make all the difference. I have been doing a good bit of work on my putting."
The team event was won by professional Ciaran Molloy (Ardee) and amateur partners Karl Doyle, Madeem Akhtar and Lasir Shakut who fired a combined 86pts.
Roganstown Golf Hotel Pro Am, Roganstown Golf & Country Club (Par 71)
Supporting the Crumlin Children's Hospital, sponsored by BrightWater
66 Colm Moriarty (Glasson Hotel & Golf Club)
67 Michael McGeady
68 David Higgins (Waterville Golf Links)
69 Brian McElhinney (North West Golf Club)
70 Eamonn Brady (Clontarf Golf Club), Simon Thornton (Tulfarris Golf Resort), Joe Dillon (Headfort Golf Club)