Moriarty and Robinson share the spoils in Delgany

Ronan MacNamara
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Colm Moriarty and Seamus McKibbin (PGA)

Colm Moriarty and Glen Robinson couldn’t be separated at the Irish Life Delgany Pro-Am as they both shared the spoils. 

The tournament hosted by Gavin Kavanagh proved a stern test for the Irish PGA Professionals and in the end it was Moriarty and Robinson who stood tallest with four-under 65s edging out Knock’s Nicholas Grant by the minimum. 

There was a shotgun start with Moriarty starting on the fifth and he started rapidly moving to five-under through eleven holes after birdies on seven, eight, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen. 

The former Challenge Tour winner passed up a chance to extend his advantage on his 12th hole before dropping a shot on the 17th.  

The Glasson Professional picked up that shot on the first hole, before giving it back on the second hole which was his 16th. 

“I’ve been coming here for a good few years, it’s a lovely club with a rich history with all the former Ryder Cup players they have had. A lovely course in great condition and I played lovely today,” said the Dubliner. 

“It’s hard to keep bogeys off the card on that course because if you get out of position off the tee you are going to be in trees so you have to keep the ball in play and I did that for the most part which was good.” 

Moriarty has been in fine form this season with five top-10s and a top-3 finish to go alongside a win at the Flogas Pro-Am in Lough Erne. 

“I’ve been playing really nicely the last couple of weeks so we have a busy second half of the season coming up in the next few months so I am really looking forward to that.” 

Only seven players ended the day in the red on this par-69 layout with Liam Power and Stephen Quinlan sharing fourth on two-under after rounds of 67. 

Mount Wolseley’s Sean O’Donoghue and James Quinlivan of Mullingar rounded off the under par scoring with one-under 68s to take 6th position. 

Three-time winner this term Richard Kilpatrick finished on level-par after the Banbridge native carded a 69. 

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