Colm Moriarty and David Higgins couldn’t be separated at the top in Woodenbridge as they shared first prize at the Flogas Pro-Am on Monday.
Both players were tied on three-under after rounds of 68 with the in form Richard O’Donovan two shots further back in third place.
The impressive Hazel Kavanagh took a share of fourth place with Michael McGeady on one-over-par.
Waterville’s Higgins won in Rathfarnham on Monday and continued his excellent early season form in Wicklow before the majority of the field tee it up in Tuesday’s K Club South Pro-Am.
Alongside him was Moriarty who picked up his first win of the 2023 campaign. The Glasson Lakehouse man began the shotgun start with a birdie on the par-5 18th before hitting a drive and a wedge on the 1st to move to -2 after two holes.
A chip in on the third continued his quick start before he holed from 12-feet for a fourth birdie on 10, he would drop one shot coming in but he was pleased with his performance.
“I played really nicely and it was great conditions for golf, the course was in fantastic condition and it was my first time playing Woodenbridge, it’s a beautiful course I had heard great reports about it and it lived up to the billing.
“I hit the ball well, the course was quite firm and I drove the ball straight to give myself a lot of chances and it was a joy to get the first win of the season with a nice run of golf coming over the next few weeks.
“It’s a chance to get into a run of form, playing again Tuesday and over the weekend then we have Carlow and events in the UK coming up so yeah it’s the time of year you want the game to be good and sharp.”