Challenge Tour — Chris Selfridge continued his run of good play with a level par 71 in the AEGEAN Airlines Challenge Tour by Hartl Resort in Germany.
As Portugal's Ricardo Gouveia hit a course-record 63 on the Beckenbauer Course at the expansive Bavarian golfing mecca to lead by two shots from Germany's Marcel Schneider and Englishman Paul Howard, Selfridge ended the day tied for 41st and the best of the Irish.
Reeve Whitson (73), Gareth Shaw (74) and Niall Kearney (75) are all outside the projected cut mark while Birr's Stephen Grant retired after nine holes suffering from the effects of a long-lasting stomach bug he picked up nearly two months ago.
The former professional footballer was ill in the range and found it painful to turn due to inflammation and plans to take two or three weeks off to recuperate.
Web.com Tour — Seamus Power had three birdies and two bogeys as he opened with a 70 in the Nova Scotia Open at Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax, Canada.
The West Waterford man, 69th in the money list in the race for 25 cards, is tied for 39th and six adrift of Andrew Landry, who leads by one from Josh Broadaway and Peter Malnati after a 64.
Europro Tour — Rathmore's Alan Dunbar picked up £650 to help his bid for a Challenge Tour card as he finished tied 14th in the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters at Montrose Golf Links.
The former British Amateur champion shot rounds of 70, 67 and 70 to finish on six under par, six strokes behind James Wilkinson. who shot an eight under 63 to win by three shots from Robert Sutton, Darren Wright, Paul Reed and Neil Fenwick. Scores
Dunbar moved up one spot to fourth in the Race to Desert Springs money list with the Top five at the end of the season earning Challenge Tour cards for 2016
Monaghan's Simon Ward was 32nd on two under after his 70 and earned £380 but dropped three spots in 23rd in the money list with Banbridge's Richard Kilpatrick 37th and Headfort's Brian Casey 39th.
Alps Tour — Brendan McCarroll added a 69 to his opening 70 to lie 14th with a round to play in the Flory van Donck Trophy at Golf du Mont Garni in Belgium.
At five under par, he's six shots behind Italy's Federico Maccario and Spain's Gerard Piris. Scores
Meanwhile, teenager David Carey picked up an injury warming up for the first round and headed home via Paris.
Last week. Carey shot level par for two roundsat Granges aux Ormes near Metz, missing the cut by two shots while the previous week, he was at La Pinetina Golf Club, north of Milan, where he added a 71 to his opening 69 but missed the cut by one shot.
He had a putt for birdie on the 18th but thinking level would make the cut, lagged his putt to ensure a par.
He planned to see his physio and GP in Dublin this week and hoped to be ready for the Servizitalia Open at Golf Club Lignano in a fortnight.