Moriarty off the mark in Carne with PGA Championship pro-am win

Ronan MacNamara

Colm Moriarty: Credit Ian Cronin

Colm Moriarty will be hoping for a double swoop in Belmullet on Saturday after he claimed the 113th Irish PGA Championship Pro-Am on the eve of the 54-hole championship in Carne Golf Links.

Play was delayed by almost two hours due to morning fog on the Wild Atlantic Way and Lough Erne’s Damian Mooney was at the summit for much of the day after a level-par 72 but Moriarty of Glasson Lakehouse pipped him with a two-under 70 late in the evening.

Moriarty is the man in form and this makes it back-to-back pro-am victories and his fifth of the 2023 season.


The former Challenge Tour winner was in contention heading into the final round of the Irish PGA Championship in Carne last year and will be one of the favourites to lift the title this weekend.

Mount Wolseley’s Sean O’Donoghue announced his credentials this weekend with a level-par 72 to share second place as did Carne Pro-Am winner Liam Power who also carded a 72.

Power won here earlier in the year at a brown, firm and fast Carne and he showed he can cope with the Belmullet beast whatever the weather.

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