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Moriarty triumphs after three post 67s at Kilkea

 

By Paul Kelly

In a decade of fundraising, the Conor O'Dwyer Charity Pro-Am has raised in the region of €250,000 for the Crumlin Hospital for Sick Children.

That takes a fair bit of commitment from everyone involved, so, with that in mind, a little wet weather wasn't going to prevent the competitors playing in this year's event at Kilkea Castle Golf Club.

Approximately 18 millimetres fell overnight and some 25-30 millimetres of rain fell throughout the day of the tournament but the course held up remarkably well and four players managed to break par in the testing conditions.

Damien McGrane (Carlow GC), David Barry (Douglas GC), Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC) and Colm Moriarty (Glasson Hotel & GC) all posted rounds of three under par 67s to finish joint top on the day.

They finished three clear of the chasing pack with Moriarty collecting the John Shortt Memorial Salver on card countback.

The team event was won by Hazel Kavanagh (Impact Golf) and amateur partners Grainne Friel, Martina Kelly and Bernie Grogan with 85 points.

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