McNamara 4th after Round 1 of PGA Irish Championship

Golf_Cian McNamara_Jun2014Cian McNamara followed up his good pro-am performance yesterday with an opening 69 at the first round of the PGA Irish Championship.  It was a second successive 69 for the Monkstown professional, with birdies on the 12th, 15th and 16th.  He had a steady round of 15 pars to go with the three birdies.  Davey Barry is two shots back on -1.   He’s tied for 12th place after a round that featured four birdies and three pars.  The lead is held by Simon Thornton who  is three clear of the field after an opening 69.  The 106th staging of the Championship is being hosted by Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort.

Cork interest is high with several golfers in line to make the cut.  Ciaran McKenna is inside the top 30 on +2, and Conor Coyne is one behind on +3.  Padraig Dooley, David Ryan, Stephen Hayes and Ronan Collins have some work to do to ensure they make the cut.  Dooley, Hayes and Ryan are inside the top 50 while Collins is just outside it.

Round two gets underway tomorrow with the cut for the final 36 holes taking place tomorrow evening.

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106th PGA Irish Championship – Round 1 Scores

Pos Player Thru Total R1
1 Simon Thornton 18 -7 65
T2 Keith Shannon 18 -4 68
T2 Eamonn Brady  Clontarf Golf Club 18 -4 68
T4 Andy Hogan  Edmondstown Golf Club 18 -3 69
T4 Christopher Carvill  Belvoir Park Golf Club 18 * -3 69
T4 Cian McNamara  Monkstown Golf Club 18 -3 69
T7 Mark O’Mahony  Titleist National Fitting Cent 18 -2 70
T7 Niall Kearney  Royal Dublin Golf Club 18 -2 70
T7 Colm Moriarty  Drive Golf Performance Limited 18 -2 70
T7 Richard Kilpatrick  Banbridge Golf Club 18 -2 70
T7 James Quinlivan  Mullingar Golf Club 18 -2 70
T12 Eddie Doyle  The Eddie Doyle Golf Academy 18 -1 71
T12 David Barry  Douglas Golf Club 18 -1 71
T12 David Higgins  Waterville Golf Links 18 -1 71
T12 Michael McDermott  Pure Golf Leopardstown 18 -1 71
T12 Glen Robinson 18 -1 71
T17 Steven Quinlan 18 E 72
T17 Brian McElhinney  North West Golf Club 18 E 72
T17 Neil O’Briain  Old Conna Golf Club 18 E 72
T17 Daniel Beattie  Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa 18 E 72
T17 Matthew Dunmore  Bundoran Golf Club 18 * E 72
T22 Jerry Scullion  Kilkeel Golf Club 18 1 73
T22 Shaun Donnelly  Castle Hume Golf Club 18 * 1 73
T22 Kenny Fahey  GUI National Academy 18 1 73
T22 Damien McGrane 18 1 73
T22 Brendan McGovern  Headfort Golf Club 18 1 73
T22 Damian Mooney  Nevada Bobs Belfast 18 1 73
T28 Mark Whelan  Castlewarden Golf & Country Cl 18 2 74
T28 John Dignam  Slade Valley Golf Club 18 * 2 74
T28 Tara Delaney  The Eddie Doyle Golf Academy 18 * 2 74
T28 Scott Wilson  Co. Louth Golf Club 18 * 2 74
T28 Brendan Walton  Island Golf Club 18 * 2 74
T28 Ciaran Mckenna  Mallow Golf Club 18 * 2 74
T34 Shane Jenkinson  St Margaret’s Golf & Country C 18 3 75
T34 Conor Coyne  Lisheen Springs Golf Club 18 * 3 75
T34 David Foley  Dromoland Castle GC 18 3 75
T34 Padraig McGrath  P & M Golf Superstore Ltd 18 * 3 75
T34 Paul Stevenson  Portadown Golf Club 18 * 3 75
T34 Brian Doheny  Mount Juliet Golf Club 18 * 3 75
T34 Mark Staunton  Delgany Golf Club 18 3 75
T34 Ciaran Molloy  Blackwood Golf Centre 18 3 75
T42 Padraig Dooley  Drive Golf Performance Limited 18 4 76
T42 Tony O’Regan  Galway Bay Golf Resort 18 * 4 76
T42 Dara Lernihan  Elm Park Golf Club 18 4 76
T42 Adam Dunmore  Bundoran Golf Club 18 4 76
T46 Stephen Hayes  Douglas Golf Club 18 * 5 77
T46 Diarmaid Fraser  Killarney Golf & Fishing Club 18 5 77
T46 William Noble  County Cavan Golf Club 18 * 5 77
T46 Brian Sweeney  Naas Golf Club 18 * 5 77
T46 Michael O’Shea  Rathsallagh Golf Club 18 * 5 77
T46 Peter O’Hagan  Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club 18 * 5 77
T46 Mark Murphy  McGuirks Golf 18 * 5 77
T46 Michael McGeady 18 5 77
T46 Patrick Sheehy  McGuirks Golf 18 * 5 77
T46 Brian Jnr McCormack  Edenderry Golf Academy 18 * 5 77
T46 Gary Chambers  Killymoon Golf Club 18 * 5 77
T46 Hazel Kavanagh  Carr Golf Centre at Spawell 18 * 5 77
T46 David Ryan  Cahir Park Golf Club 18 5 77
T46 Jimmy Bolger  Kilkenny Golf Club 18 5 77
T60 Ronan Collins  Halpenny Golf Club 18 6 78
T60 Mark Beckett  Killarney Golf & Fishing Club 18 * 6 78
T60 Dan Hinds  City of Derry Golf Club 18 6 78
T60 Brian O’Reilly  Glenlo Abbey Golf Club 18 * 6 78
T60 Michael Kelly  Dun Laoghaire Golf Club 18 * 6 78
T60 Paul Masterson  Macreddin Golf Club 18 * 6 78
T66 Christopher Loughrey  Castlerock Golf Club 18 * 7 79
T66 Bernard Quigley  Tullamore Golf Club 18 7 79
T66 Graham Byrne  Palmerstown Stud Golf Club 18 * 7 79
T66 Patrick Small  Galway Golf Club 18 * 7 79
T70 Mark Heinemann  Beaufort Golf Club 18 * 8 80
T70 Kevin Foy  Stepaside Golf Centre 18 8 80
T70 Thomas Johnston  Castlerock Golf Club 18 * 8 80
T70 Stephen McCarthy  Black Bush Golf Club 18 * 8 80
T70 David Mortimer  Galway Golf Club 18 8 80
T75 Alan Staunton  Hollywood Lakes Golf Club 18 9 81
T75 Kyle Cannon  Portmarnock Golf Club 18 * 9 81
T75 Josh Adams  Unattached 18 * 9 81
T75 David Leathem  Nevada Bobs Belfast 18 * 9 81
T75 Robert Giles  Greenore Golf Club 18 9 81
T75 Thomas Niland  Tuam Golf Club 18 * 9 81
T75 Ryan Madigan  Waterford Castle Golf Club 18 9 81
82 Conor Gorevan  Hermitage Golf Club 18 * 10 82
T83 Ross Young  Carr Golf Centre at Spawell 18 11 83
T83 Jim Robinson  Co. Sligo Golf Club 18 11 83
T83 Lynn McCool  Lough Erne Golf Resort 18 11 83
T86 Fintan Lacey  Roganstown Golf & Country Club 18 * 12 84
T86 Peter Hanna  Lurgan Golf Club 18 * 12 84
T88 Corey Doherty  Athlone Golf Club 18 * 13 85
T88 Donard MacSweeney  Mullingar Golf Club 18 * 13 85
T88 Roy O’Neill  Galway Golf Club 18 * 13 85
T91 Ciaran Hegarty  Castleknock Golf Club 18 16 88
T91 Peter Hickey  Cork Golf Club 18 16 88
T91 Daniel Crowley  Fota Island Golf Club 18 * 16 88