Colm Moriarty continues to dominate the 2019 PGA in Ireland tournament scene, earning yet another victory, this time at the Irish Life Delgany Pro-Am.
The Glasson professional posted a four under par 65 to beat Carlow professional Damien McGrane and Headfort’s Joe Dillon by a shot
A bogey-free, four birdie back nine at the Co Wicklow club set Colm on the way to back-to-back victories and his fourth in seven outings.
“It's a tricky course. It's tight in certain places and it was breezy enough on the day,” said Colm. “I played nicely on the front nine, didn't convert any chances which was a bit frustrating.
“I birdied 10, a birdieable par five, then I chipped in for a bonus birdie on the 12th, the hardest hole on the course.
“I picked another up on 16 when I holed a decent putt. Then all of a sudden I'm on three under. One of the lads told me that three under was the leading score from the morning.
“On 18 I hit a good wedge shot in to four or five feet and managed to convert.”
Maybe it's the bucket hat he's taken to wearing in recent months but the momentum is clearly with the 40-year-old.
“When things are going your way you tend to be a bit more relaxed,” he added.
“The opposite is also true when you are not playing well everything is a bit of struggle but you just don't know in this game really.
“The thing is that on the region at the minute the standard is very good. So many lads are capable of shooting a good score. You need to be on your game if you want to do well.”
Malahide's John Murray won the Pro-Am prize guiding amateurs Sean O'Toole, Ray O'Toole and Peter O'Toole to victory with 90 points.
Irish Life Delgany Pro-Am, supporting the Down Syndrome Centre, Delgany Golf Club (Par 69)
65 Colm Moriarty (Glasson Hotel & Golf Club) €1,000.00
66 Damien McGrane (Carlow GC) €742.50, Joe Dillon (Headfort GC) €742.50 each
68 David Higgins (Waterville) , Brian McElhinney (Evolve Golf Coaching),
69 Michael McGeady (Evolve Golf Coaching) , Jimmy Bolger (Kilkenny GC), Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC)
70 Seamus Clinton (Gormastown Driving Range & Golf), David Ryan (Cahir Park Golf Club), Sean O’Donoghue (Kilkenny GC), Leslie Walker (Dundalk GC)