Ireland going well in Sotogrande; Phelan starts well in Eye Of Africa
Stuart Grehan. Picture: Pat Cashman

Stuart Grehan. Picture: Pat Cashman

Amateur golf — Ireland led after the first round of the European Nations Cup at La Reserva de Sotogrande where 12 players did not get to finish Thursday's second round.

When the first round was completed on Thursday morning, the combination of Jack Hume (72), Stuart Grehan (72), Alex Gleeson (74) and Dermot McElroy (discarded 77) were five clear of Spain and seven ahead of Austria and Norway.

Team scores - Individual

Sunshine Tour — Kevin Phelan is tied for 24th with six holes to complete in the weather delayed Eye of Africa PGA Championship.
The Mount Juliet touring professional birdied the 10th and 11th and followed up with 10 pars to sit on two under par at Eye Of Africa Signature Golf Estate, six shots behind clubhouse leader Andrew Curlewis.
But it was a tough start for the other two Irish in the field — Gavin Moynihan and Jeff Hopkins.
The Island's Moynihan signed for a five over 77 as Hopkins posted a seven over 79.