Thunderstorms and sickness disrupt Ireland
EISENHOWER TROPHY: Ireland were again without the services of Alan Dunbar due to sickness, as the second day of the World Amateur Team Championship was blighted by thunderstorms in Turkey.
The event in Antalya has now been reduced to 54 holes and many teams, including Ireland, will have to finish their incomplete rounds today and also play what is now the final 18 holes.
Yesterday, Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan and Kevin Phelan had just completed the 12th hole when the weather moved in again with Phelan on three-under-par.
Moynihan wasn’t going as well as his team-mate on one-over, which left Ireland tied for 18th with a two-man total of three- under-par for the event.
TOUR SCHOOL: Ireland’s Ruaidhri McGee won’t have too far to travel for the second stage of European Tour qualifying after safely negotiating the first phase at Frilford Heath yesterday.
With a final round five-under- par, the Derry-born pro, based in the Murcia region of Spain, finished fifth and will now head to one of four courses in his adopted homeland next month as he bids for a place at final qualifying.
Ballymena’s Chris Devlin ended with a three-over-par round of 75, but all of his good work had been done on day two with a 64 and the Florida resident finished tied for seventh to also book his place.