A whopping five players couldn’t be separated at the end of the Bellewstown Pro-Am, the last competition before the Irish PGA Championship in Carne next week.
The K Club’s Liam Grehan sat at the summit for much of the day after a morning 68 before being joined by Armagh’s Keith Shannon.
Order of Merit winner Richard Kilpatrick, Michael McGeady and Colm Moriarty all posted scores late in the afternoon to make it a five-way tie at the top on four-under-par.
Grehan started quickly and raced to four-under through eight holes courtesy of birdies on the fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth before letting one go on the ninth.
He returned to four-under after ten holes and recovered a bogey on 13 with a birdie on 16 to post the target.
Shannon of Forkhill also hit the turn in 33 after birdies on the third fifth and seventh. He briefly took the lead with birdies on the two par fives ten and fifteen but a bogey on 17 prevented him from claiming the solo win.
Banbridge’s Kilpatrick turned in 33 as well and birdied the 18th to claim a share of the spoils while Derry man McGeady came home in 33 with birdies on the tenth, thirteenth and seventeenth.
The former Irish PGA champion also eagled the par-5 5th and his only bogey came on 9.
Moriarty picked up his fourth win of the season with a stunning finish as he eagled 15 and birdied 16 to force his way into a share of the lead.
The Glasson professional had started well with birdies on 3 and 5 but lost ground with dropped shots on 8 and 12 either side of a birdie on 11 before his big finish.
Senior Open Championship participant Damian Mooney of Lough Erne took sixth place on three-under after a 69.