Kinsale’s Mark Healy is tied for seventh place heading into the final round at the Connacht Boys at Glaway Golf Club. Healy is six strokes off the lead after shooting rounds of 73 & 74. John Murphy was the only other Cork golfer to make the cut for the final round, John had round of 78 and 73 to lie just outside the top 20.
Darren Hourihan (Douglas) had a second round 79 to miss the final round cut by two shots and Brian O’Connell, Eamonn O’Driscoll and Cillian Moloney also missed the cut.
In Tralee, Pat Lyons (Cork) leads the field in the Irish Seniors Close. Lyone had two birdies on the front nine and turned on one under, but three bogies on the back nine saw him sign for a two over par 73, and finish day one two shots clear of the field. There’s a strong Cork challenge after the first round, Castlemartyr’s John O’Brien is in a tie for 4th along with Donal O’Donovan (Bandon) and Leinster Seniors winner Michael Quirke (Doneraile) is a shot behind. Karl Bornemann (Douglas), Tom Cleary (Cork ) and Jerry Crean (Kinsale) are all in the top 30.