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Spectacular 64 puts Wood three shots clear in Doha
GOLF:England’s Chris Wood, whose European Tour near-misses include the 2009 Open at Turnberry, is the man to catch entering the final day of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
The 25-year-old from Bristol burst from two behind to three ahead in Doha with a spectacular third round 64 and stands at 15 under par overall.
Ryder Cup stars Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer were among the four overnight leaders, but they managed only 70 and 72 respectively – Garcia after going in the water with his third shot to the par five last.
The other two halfway pacesetters, Australian Marcus Fraser and Portugal’s Ricardo Santos, fell back as well and joint second now are former PGA champion Simon Khan, also round in 64, New Zealand’s 2005 US Open winner Michael Campbell and Alex Noren.
Highlight of Wood’s round was an eagle on the 548-yard 10th – he had already notched up five birdies, but an eight-foot putt lifted him clear of the field and there he stayed.
Damien McGrane (70) was best of the Irish on six-under and in a tie for 31st place. Peter Lawrie (71) and Gareth Maybin (72) are trailing well down the field.
Woods weathers conditions to take clubhouse lead at 11-under
GOLF:Tiger Woods shot a second-round seven-under 65 in the rain on the North Course at Torrey Pines to grab the clubhouse lead yesterday in the Farmers Insurance Open.
Woods made six birdies, an eagle and one bogey, and finished the day at 11 under par overall. Woods shot a first-round four-under 68 on the harder South Course in round one. “We have a long way to go,” Woods said. “It’s a pretty tough course.”
Ross Fisher of England, who was still on the course, was on nine under. Bill Horschel was at 8 under halfway through his second round. Woods’ playing partner Nick Watney shot a 68 to finish on seven under.
In the clubhouse at six under overall were Charles Howell III (72) and Harris English (70). Howells 72 was his first round over 67 this year.
St Patrick's pushed all the way by Moate
GAELIC GAMES:St Patrick's, Navan, had a flattering 2-11 to 1-7 Leinster Colleges SFC A win over a battling Moate side at Páirc Tailteann yesterday. They led by 1-4 to 0-0 after 20 minutes - Ruairí Ó Coileáin netted the goal - and 0-3 to 1-4 at the break. Moate's John Corbally goal on 49 minutes reduced the deficit to a point but Robert Keeleghan's goal in added time sealed victory.
ST PATRICK'S: C Farnan; J O'Malley, S O'Brien, D McGuinness; N O'Reilly, N Kane, C Meade; D Ryan, J McEntee; N McCabe, R Ó Coileáin (1-1), J Gore (0-1); N Lyons (0-5, one free), R McDonnell (0-1), N O'Brien (0-1). Subs: B Dardis (0-1) for Gore (half-time), R Keeleghan (1-1) for McDonnell (40 mins), C Murphy for O'Brien (47 mins), E Sheridan for O Coileáin (53 mins), R O Coileáin for McCabe (59 mins).
MOATE CS: D O'Connell; B Sayeh, S Bracken, D Carroll; J Kinahan, R Gorman, A McCormack (0-2, two frees); S Doyle, R Cunningham; S Moran, R Hickey (0-1), T Watts; A Farrell (0-3, 2 frees), S Woods, J Corbally (1-1). Subs: G Murray for Woods (24 mins), S Woods for Farrell (60 mins).
Neary goals seal win for Maris, Athlone
GAELIC GAMES:Marist College, Athlone, defeated Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar, yesterday by 3-9 to 0-3 in the second round of the Leinster colleges senior football A match in Ballynacargy. They led 0-4 to 0-0 when Niall Neary goaled to lead 1-5 to 0-1 at the break. Marist hit a brace of goals in the last quarter via Aidan Byrne and again from Neary
MARIST COLLEGE: M Finnerty; M McArdle, E Quigley, B O’Donoghue; J Marchment, C Marlowe, F Farrell; S Omokuro (0-1), A Curley; A O’Sullivan (0-1), N Neary (2-2, 0-2 frees), M Monaghan (0-1); C Gleeson, N McInerney, N Kelly (0-4, three free). Subs: R Ashe for Farrell (21 mins), A Byrne (1-0) for Gleeson (h/t), P Ryan for Neary (51 mins), P Fagan for Kelly (57 mins), S McBrearty for O’Donoghue (57 mins).
COLÁISTE MHUIRE: B McCabe; R Briody, G Flanagan, N Kevin; P Murray, T Gallagher, Niall Gavin; C Glennon, J Halligan; S Reville, D Lyons (0-2, frees), C Shanley; D Keena, D Loughrey, S Mullarkey. Subs: B O’Sullivan for Loughrey (27 mins), M Kelly for Kevin (27 mins), Nathan Gavin (0-1) for Mullarkey (h/t), M Murray for Halligan (52). Referee: B Gavin (Offaly).
Neptune and UL claim national titles with classy displays
BASKETBALL:Bord Gais Neptune ended a 21 year wait for a SuperLeague Cup with an epic performance against UL Eagles at a packed National Basketball Arena last night. With a 23-11 lead going into the second quarter Michael McGinn and Ian McLoughlin had them leading 43 to 30 going into the third quarter. While Eagles battled right to the end, Neptune triumphed 85 to 65 win.
UL Huskies won yet another Women’s National Cup title with a 69-59 victory over Team Montenotte Hotel Cork. UL fashioned an early lead, 22-17, and led at half-time 33-31. UL stretched the lead to nine in the third quarter and secure victory 69-59.