McNamara, starting his round at the first, dropped a shot at the second but hit back with back to back birdies at the fifth and sixth before dropping his second shot of the day at the par three ninth. Out in level par 35, the 28-year-old birdied the 11th and 15th on the back nine but a dropped shot at the 12th saw him home in one under 34. Donal Gleeson (Old Conna Golf Club) also posted – to tie McNamara for the top spot. Castlemartyr’s Alan Gleeson and Monkstown’s Graeme Dunlea were part of a nine way for 11th place. The Castlemartyr Assistant led his team to the amateur prize with a score of 94 points.
It’s McNamara’s second win on the Irish Region Tour this year and he’ll be hoping for another good round tomorrow as he’s in action in Connemara. McNamara is the holder having won in 2014 and must be fancied for the 36 hole event.