Michael McGeady consolidated his position as leader of the PGA in Ireland Order of Merit by successfully defending his Cairndhu Pro-Am title.
The Evolve Golf Coaching professional carded rounds of 72 and 67 at the Co. Antrim course to beat Waterville Golf Links’ David Higgins by two shots.
McGeady clearly thrives when tournaments return to Northern Ireland repeating his success of 2017 when he won the Walled City Pro-Am title and the Cairndhu event on successive weekends.
The 40-year-old opened his campaign at the 36-hole event with a three-over par 73 that left him trailing round one leader Damian Mooney by two shots.
Mooney was the only player to match par on day one posting a level par 70 that included four birdies, a bogey and a triple at the par-four seventh.
Starting late on day two, Michael made a poor start dropping a shot at the par-four first but back to back birdies at the second and third saw him reach the turn in one under 33.
He then dropped another shot at the 10th but bounced back again with a birdie at the 11th and then birdied the 16th and 17th to come home in two under 34.
Mooney finished alone in third with Limerick Golf Club’s Tim Rice, Banbridge’s Richard Kilpatrick and Greenore’s Robert Giles joined together in fourth.
Michael also collected the team prize guiding his amateur partners – Michael Abram, Raymond Ferguson and Niall McFearan to victory with a two-round total of 178.
Cairndhu Pro-Am, Cairndhu Golf Club (Par 70)
139 M McGeady (Evolve Golf Coaching) 72 67
141 D Higgins (Waterville Golf Links) 73 68
142 D Mooney (Damian Mooney Golf) 70 72
143 T Rice (Limerick GC) 74 69, R Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC) 71 72, R Giles (Greenore GC) 72 71
146 C Moriarty (Glasson Hotel & GC) 73 73
147 G Wardlow (Spa GC) 73 74, N Grant (Blackwood Golf Centre) 72 75 .