Colm Moriarty’s summer form showed no signs of stopping at Delgany on Friday as the Glasson pro fired a four-under par 65 to take the spoils.
Incredibly, it was Moriarty’s fifth win in quick succession, arriving a little over a week after he took top honours at Castlewarden.
“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 birdable 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.”
Moriarty’s making a habit of topping the board of late and the experienced professional put his stellar play down to a new found trust in himself, something that he’s clearly managing to cling to.
“I am probably just trying to trust myself a little bit more,” Moriarty said last week. “I’m just trying to trust myself and not be fiddling around with my game so much.
“If you get a bit of momentum, that’s the way things seem to go in this game.”
It was the usual suspects filling upper the echelons of the leaderboard with Carlow’s Damian McGrane and Headfort’s Joe Dillon sharing second just a shot back at minus-three while Waterville’s David Higgins and Evolve Coaching’s Brian McElhinney were the only other players to break par at minus-one.
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.
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