Moore setting the pace in Las Vegas

Fri, Oct 5, 2012, 01:00

US TOUR: Ryan Moore set the pace in the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a 10-under-par 61 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He led by just one, with much of the field to finish, from South African Brendon De Jonge.

EISENHOWER TROPHY: Ireland suffered a major blow before a ball was struck in the World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey yesterday as British Amateur champion Alan Dunbar had to pull out due to sickness, leaving Kevin Phelan and Gavin Moynihan to go into battle.

And last night it was not known whether Dunbar would be fit enough to line up today in Turkey’s searing heat.

Phelan returned a fine 68 and Moynihan a 73 for a combined 141, 10 behind leaders America.

TOUR SCHOOL: Ballymena’s Chris Devlin stayed on course to progress to the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying school as he posted a one over par 73 at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire for a 210 aggregate.

He goes into the fourth and final round of the first stage one stroke behind leader Liam Bond.

Ruaidri McGee is still in the hunt for one of the 29 places at stake after a 72 for a 216 total and joint ninth spot. John-Daniel Guiney is on 220 and in joint 35th spot, but Brian Casey, David Rawluk and Mike Kelly are out of contention.

WOMEN: Ireland romped to their first Senior Home International title at Elie and Earlsferry yesterday when they trounced host nation Scotland 7-1. Details in SPORTS ROUND-UP

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