After a superb day for golf, Andrew McCormack and Dave O’Donovan are tied for the lead on four under par. O’Donovan was level par for his second round, adding to his earlier 68 while McCormack shot 69/71. The Castletroy member clawed a shot back from O’Donovan this afternoon to tie for the lead. Gary O’Flaherty is one shot off the leaders, he also shot level par this afternoon after a 69 this morning.
Bandon’s Donal O’Donovan had a very impressive 70 this afternoon, he’s in fourth place on 143. Peter O’Keeffe is next on 144 after two level par rounds, and Mallow’s James Sugrue is also on 144. John Murphy, Joe O’Sullivan and Eanna Griffin are all on 145, all three have a chance tomorrow but they will need to go low to catch and the beat the leaders. The cut (top 30) fell at 150, two shots better than last year which is no surprise given the conditions. Fast greens helped to protect the course but the uncharacteristic lack of wind led to some very good scoring. Jack Pierce had the low round of the afternoon, he had a 12 shot swing when he carded a 68 to go with his 80 from this morning.
Dell EMC Lee Valley SSC – Round 3 Draw
It promises to be a fascinating final grouping tomorrow. McCormack was the runner up last year, O’Donovan won in 2015, and Gary O’Flaherty is also a past winner who has featured in several final groups in the last few years.