Monkstown’s Shane Irwin has an impressive six shot lead going into the second day of the PGA Assistants Championship at Nuremore in Co Monaghan. The Limerick native had two impressive rounds yesterday, shooting 69 and 67 on the par 71 track. Irwin had the hot hand with nine birdies in the 36 holes. He opened his second round with a bogey but recovered quickly with two birdies to get into the red for his round. One more bogey followed on the back nine but he also added four birdies to sign for a four under par 67.
That left him six ahead of the field, St Annes’ Gary McGrane on level par. Fota Island’s Jack Howard is eight place, and will be hoping to catch up a few places, and Shane Livesey is just outside the top twenty.
The final 36 holes will be completed today.