Europro Tour — Carrickmacross' Simon Ward is just a shot behind England's Paul Howard entering the final round of the Europro Tour's Paul Lawrie Foundation Granite City Classic.
The two time former South of Ireland champion added a 67 to his opening 65 to sit alone in second place on 12 under par.
The Paul Lawrie Foundation Granite City Classic carries a £50,000 prize fund with the winner taking home £10,000.
Paul Lawrie Foundation Granite City Classic, Newmachar Golf Club (Par 72)
2 Simon Ward Unattached -12 65 67 132
T41 Brian Casey Headfort Golf Club -2 71 71 142
MC Tim Rice Limerick Golf Club +1 77 68 145
MC Richard Weldon Killeen Castle Golf Club +6 80 70 150
MC Brian Sweeney Castle Fuels +19 79 84 163
Alps Tour — David Carey is eight shots behind leader Eduardo Larrañaga of Spain after the opening round of the 2015 Open International de la Mirabelle d'Or in Golf de La Grange aux Ormes near Metz in northeast France.
Larrañaga shot a seven under 64 to lead by a stroke with Carey tied for 66th after a one over 762 featuring an eagle three, one birdie and two double bogey sixes.
Derry's Brendan McCarroll is near the back the field on 11 over after an 82. Scores