Azahara Munoz leads the Costa Del Sol Open after the first 36 holes, an she has Corkman Simon Keelan on the bag with her. Keelan has spent much of the summer caddying on the Ladies European Tour. Last week the pair were in action in the Evian Championship in Paris but it was a disappointing week as Munoz finished down the field. This week she bounced back on home soil and led the field after a second round 66. Keelan was seen on Sky Sports looking through his Munster Rugby yardage book as he worked his way through the round.
The Ladies European tour has one more event in France next month before a two month swing that sees the tour head for China, Cambodia, India, Morocco, Qatar and UAE. Keelan has also spent time in the US earlier this year caddying on the LPGA Tour. Simon is back on the course this morning as part of the final group in the €300,000 tournament that is taking place at the Aloha Golf Club in Marbella. Prior to caddying, Simon spent several years in Monkstown Golf Club, initially working with Morgan O’Donovan when he took over as Club Professional.
Keelan got his start on tour last year. The former professional is a good friend of Roy Clarke who has caddied on the LET and the LPGA tours for several years. Keelan and Clarke started playing golf together in Mahon Golf Club as Juniors. Clarke took a break from tour life last year following several successful stints with the top golfers on both tours. He returned this year and was on the bag when Jenny Shin won Texas Shootout on the LPGA Tour. Clarke worked with Sandra Gal, Sherri Steinhauer and Se Re Pak. He caddied for Gal during the 2011 Solheim Cup which took place at Killeen Castle.