Murray on the mark in Titleist Mid-West Alliance
 Pat Murray. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Pat Murray. Picture by Pat Cashman

Multiple championship winner Pat Murray had enough with a three over 75 to share top spot with locals Nicky Duggan and Seanie Burns in the first round of the 2015 Titleist sponsored Mid West Alliance at Dromoland Castle.

It was a case of fourth time lucky for the alliance, which had been cancelled on three previous occasions because of severe frost, fog and rain.

Hail storms lashed the venue yesterday yet despite the elements, the superb greens at Dromoland rolled beautifully. 

Nick Duggan was closest to the pin at the seventh

In the 4 to 9 handicap category, defending champion Alan Neville shot an 80 gross to lead from  David Casey and Donncadh Nagle. 

Nearest the pin

  • 3rd Brian McMahon Dromoland,
  • 7th Nicky Duggan Dromoland,
  • 13th Jason O'Leary Dromoland
  • 17th David Carroll Adare Manor.

Next: Second round., March 15th.