Irish five back in Brabazon Trophy chase

Jack Hume. Picture: Pat Cashman

Walker Cup hopefuls Jack Hume, Dermot McElroy and Cormac Sharvin kept the leaders in their sights midway through the Brabazon Trophy on the heathland at Hollinwell.

As Walton Heath’s Ben Taylor shot a 70 to lead by two shots on five under par from Ewen Ferguson, Jack Singh Brar and Paul Kinnear, the Irish trio are just five off the pace on level par.

Eleven of the 14 Irish entrants made the four over par cut with Daniel Holland hitting a 71 to make it with a shot to spare and Irish Close champion John Ross Galbraith also shooting one under to make it on the mark.

Hume and McElroy both shot 71st to share ninth on 144 with Sharvin, who posted a 73. 

The Island’s Paul McBride (72) and Kevin LeBlanc (74) share 18th on one over with Naas’ Conor O’Rourke, who showed that he’s rapidly becoming a more experienced campaigner with a 72

Irish Strokeplay champion Gavin Moynihan (72) and Greystones’ Paul Dunne (73) are not out of it on two over alongside Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell, who could only added a 76 to his opening 70.

Brabazon Trophy supported by Your Golf Travel Notts (Hollinwell Golf Club)

Detailed scores

1 TAYLOR, Ben Walton Heath Golf Club 69 70 139    
T2 FERGUSON, Ewen Bearsden Golf Club 74 67 141    
T2 SINGH BRAR, Jack Remedy Oak Golf Club 73 68 141    
T2 KINNEAR, Paul Formby Golf Club 72 69 141    
5 MAZIER, Pierre RCF Golf de la Boulie 74 68 142    
T6 TURNER, Ashton Kenwick Park Golf Club 72 71 143    
T6 WRIGHT, Arron Enville Golf Club 72 71 143    
T6    ANDERSON, Tomasz Brocket Hall Golf Club 72 71 143    
T9 GIBSON, Scott Southerness Golf Club 75 69 144    
T9 MARSH, Nick Huddersfield Golf Club 75 69 144


T9 HUME, Jack Naas Golf Club 73 71 144    
T9 MCELROY, Dermot Ballymena Golf Club 73 71 144    
T9 SHARVIN, Cormac Ardglass Golf Club 71 73 144
T18 MCBRIDE, Paul The Island Golf Club 73 72 145    
T18 O’ROURKE, Conor Naas Golf Club 73 72 145
T18 LE BLANC, Kevin The Island Golf Club 71 74    145
T26 MOYNIHAN, Gavin The Island Golf Club 74 72 146    
T26 DUNNE, Paul Greystones Golf Club 73 73 146    
T26 CAMPBELL, Colm Warrenpoint Golf Club 70 76 146
T39 HOLLAND, Daniel Castle Golf Club 76 71 147
T49 GALBRAITH, John-Ross Whitehead Golf Club 77 71 148    

Cut - 148

MC DAWSON, Robin Faithlegg GC 76 77 153    
MC FLANAGAN, Sean Co. Sligo Golf Club 74 79 153    
MC BRIDGES, Richard Stackstown Golf Cub 82 72 154.