Satellite tour round-up: Casey, Ward, Carey and McNamara to the fore
Brian Casey

Brian Casey

Alps Tour — Carton House’s David Carey had six birdies in a one under 69 to share 35th in the 2015 Open La Pinentina 45km north of Milan.


He's six shots behind England’s Matt Wallace, who leads by a shot on seven under after a super 63 featuring seven birdies and just one bogey.

Carey, who turned professional in April, made two cuts as an amateur when the tour was in Egypt in February. Those 13th and sixth place finishes gave him enough points to be 61st in the Order of Merit but he has missed the cut in his first four Alps Tour starts in the paid ranks.

EuroPro Tour — Simon Ward and Brian Casey shot level par 71s to head the Irish challenge but found themselves six shots off the pace in the GRENKE Championship
at Cumberwell Park.
England’s Steve Surry shot a six under 65 to lead by two strokes from Stuart Archibald with Warren Bennett and Marcus Armitage three off the lead after 68s.
T19 Simon Ward  Unattached E 71 
T19 Brian Casey  Headfort Golf Club E 71 
T80 Jonathan Caldwell  BetMcLean +3  74 
T115 Richard Weldon  Killeen Castle Golf Club +5 76 
T115 Mark Whelan  Allied Pension Trustees +5 76

EPD Tour — Headfort’s Rory McNamara tied for fifth in the Pro Golf Tour’s CEEVEE Leather Open in Germany.

Antoine Schwartz of France beat his pal and compatriot Alexis Anghert with a birdie at the first extra hole after they had finished on eight under par at Glashofen-Neusaß Golf Club south of Frankfurt.

The winner earned €5,000 with McNamara earning €1,280 as he posted a one under 71 to finish four shots out of the playoff on four under. Scores

He’s now 38th in the money list with €3,311 from five events while Royal County Down’s Reeve Whitson, who finished tied 31st on five over after a closing 75, is 49th with €2,497 from 12 starts.

Lucan’s Richard O’Donovan, who missed the cut by one on Monday, is 47th in the Order of Merit with €2,588 from 14 starts.