Ward heads Irish at Longhirst Hall; Power six behind "Two Gloves" Gainey in Dallas; Hideki and Bo lead Memorial

Simon Ward. Picture: Pat Cashman

Europro Tour — Two time South of Ireland winner Simon Ward leads the Irish after the opening round of the The Dawson and Sanderson Foreign Exchange Classic at Longhirst Hall.

The Carrickmacross man was the only Irish player to break par, carding a one under 71 to share 12th place, four strokes behind England's Sam Connor.

Detailed scores

T12 Ireland Simon Ward Unatt. -1 F -1 71  71 
T32 Northern Ireland Richard Kilpatrick Banbridge +1 F +1 73  73 
T52 Ireland Brian Casey Headfort +2 F +2 74  74 
T82 Northern Ireland Alan Dunbar Team Ireland +4 F +4 76  76 
T82 Ireland Tim Rice Limerick +4 F +4 76  76 
T142 Northern Ireland Jonathan Caldwell BetMcLean

Web.com Tour — West Waterford's Seamus Power is six strokes behind American Tommy Gainey after the opening round of the Greater Dallas Open.
Power made five birdies in a three under 69 on the Lakes at Castle Hills near Lewisville to share 59th spot as Gainey posted a bogey free, nine under 63 to head the field by one. Scores

PGA TOUR — Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama made four birdies on each nine to surge into a tie for the lead at the Memorial Tournament.

Matsuyama carded a bogey-free 64 to move joint-top of the leaderboard alongside Bo van Pelt, who fired 10 birdies during his round to set the early pace.

Jason Dufner look set to threaten the leaders when a 60-foot eagle at the 15th lifted the American to eight under.  Scores

But a double-bogey at the last left him two strokes back on six under as Tiger Woods returned to action with a disappointing first round 73.