Colm Moriarty finally saw his good golf pay off on Wednesday as he braved the torrential rain to pick up his fourth win of the 2022 season at the East Cork Pro-Am in East Cork Golf Club.
Moriarty edged out fellow four-time winner Richard Kilpatrick by a shot after a six-under 63.
The Glasson Lakehouse professional was at the summit for much of the day after posting an early number and for a moment it looked a stiff task to see if the tournament would get finished as biblical rain showers battered the Middleton club.
Despite torrential rain the course held up for the completion of the round and Moriarty was chuffed with his performance on his maiden visit to East Cork.
“It was great to get the win. There was a lot of rain and in fairness to the course staff they did a great job to get the event finished. It was my first time in East Cork and there was great enthusiasm from the members and everyone involved with the event so I am delighted to get the win.”
Moriarty has been knocking on the door in recent weeks. He was in the penultimate group at the Irish PGA Championship a week after winning in Kilkea and posted finishes of 4th and 2nd – a seven-under 66 at St Margarets and he hopes a packed schedule of events can help keep his fruitful run going.
“I shot seven-under in St Margaret’s and then Michael shot a great score to beat me by one so I have been playing quite nicely the last couple of events. I am on my way up to Millicent for the pro-am tomorrow and then the club pros on Friday, I have never been but I have heard great things about the course and am looking forward to it now.
“The last couple of weeks have been very busy and the next week or so will be busy, it’s great. It’s lovely to have these events. The more events we have the better.”
Despite the rain it was a day of low scoring with eighteen players shooting under-par.
Kilpatrick took second on five-under while Brian Jnr McCormack and David Ryan shared third on four-under-par.
Rosslare champion Simon Thornton had to settle for fifth on three-under.
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