Ricky Weldon in the East of Ireland last year. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ie)Just three of Ireland’s 12 hopefuls made the cut in the Kerry London Championship on the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour.


Killeen Castle’s Ricky Weldon, who was fourth overnight after an opening 68, slipped seven shots behind leaders Richard Wallis and Nick McCarthy of England after a three over 75 left him on one-under.

Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney posted a 74 to share 27th spot on one-over while Old Conna’s Neil O Briain made the two-over par cut on the mark after a second successive 73.

Tim Rice (+3), David Rawluk  (+5), Mark Staunton (+6), Ruaidhri McGee (+6), Cian Curley (+7),  Paul Cutler (+8), Wayne Telford (+11), Gary Walsh (+11) and Michael McGeady (+11) all missed out.

Wallis and McCarthy have three-stroke lead on eight under par from Billy Fowles at Burhill Golf Club.

A two-hour highlights show will be broadcast four times on Sky Sports HD on Wednesday, June 12.