Europro Tour — Rory McIlroy's former Walker Cup partner Jonny Caldwell showed signs late last year that he's still got plenty of talent. And he proved it in England on Thursday when he fired a five under 66 to move up the leaderboard in the GRENKE Championship at Cumberwell Park.
After opening with a 74, the BetMcClean player is only tied 17th on two under, five shots behind leader Steve Surry while Co Monaghan's Simon Ward shot a second 71 to lie 36th on even par.
The rest of the Irish missed the cut with back to back bogeys at the 17th and 18th causing Headfort's Brian Casey to shoot a two over 73 and miss the cut by one.
T17 Jonathan Caldwell BetMcLean -5 74 66 140
T36 Simon Ward Unattached E 71 71 142
MC Brian Casey Headfort Golf Club +2 71 73 144
MC Richard Weldon Killeen Castle Golf Club +7 76 73 150
MC Mark Whelan Allied Pension Trustees +21 78 87
Alps Tour — Carton House's David Carey missed the cut by a shot in the Open de la Pinetina near Milan. He made three bogeys in a birdie in his first four and ended up carding a one over 71 to miss the cut by a stroke on level par. Scores
Italian Andrea Bolognesi shot a 62 to lead by two shots on 10 under alongside his compatriot
Andrea Perrino (66) and Dutchman Jurrian Van der Vaart.