Castle’s Daniel Holland broke the hearts of the huge home gallery when he left Des Morgan in his wake and cruised to a three-shot win with a brilliant final round performance in the Mullingar Scratch Trophy.
Another day, another frustrating experience for Pádraig Harrington on the greens in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.
David Higgins and Damien McGrane failed to make in-roads in the Race to Dubai standings as Peter Uihlein claimed his maiden professional title in superb style at the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.
A ruthless Graeme McDowell came up trumps where Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley failed when he overcame Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Bulgaria.
Headfort’s Rory McNamara presented his credentials as another Irish candidate worthy of Walker Cup consideration when he finished eighth in the Welsh Amateur Open Strokeplay Championship at Royal Portcawl.
Team Ireland’s Brendan McCarroll overcame a late double bogey to retain the Gosser Open in Austria and soar to second place in the Alps Tour’s Order of Merit.
Des Morgan has a one stroke lead with a round to play in the Mullingar Scratch Cup but with just six shots separating the top 14, a tight finish looks certain.
Pádraig Harrington has pulled out of next week’s BMW PGA at Wentworth which means that today’s final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship will be his last round of golf before he begins his US Open build up, almost certainly at the FedEx St Jude Classic from June 3-9.
Graeme McDowell gained some Volvo World Match Play revenge over Nicolas Colsaerts and put himself in with a chance of moving to seventh in the world at Thracian Cliffs today.
Des Morgan kept his dream of a first home win in the Mullingar Scratch Trophy alive when he added a 70 to his superb five under 67 to take a two stroke lead over Castle’s Daniel Holland into today’s 36-hole finale.