Kelly and Mitchell lead Irish Seniors Close at Grange

John Mitchell. Picture courtesy: Cork Golf News

Tramore's John Mitchell and Naas' Maurice Kelly will take a one stroke lead into the final round of the Irish Seniors Close  at Grange.

Mitchell shot 76 as Kelly carded a 74 to leave them on five over 149..

Clandeboye's Ian Smyth carded the lowest round of the day, a 73 featuring two birdies in his last five holes, to lurk in third place on 150.

 Grange Golf Club

Grange Golf Club

The leader will need to be on their toes, however, with Adrian Morrow just three shots off the pace and Garth McGimpsey and Tom Cleary only four behind.

Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship, Grange GC (Par 72)

Hole by hole scores | Draw

CSS: R1 - 74 R/O, R2 – 74 R/O

149 Maurice Kelly (Naas) 75 74, John Mitchell (Tramore) 73 76

150 Ian Smyth (Clandeboye) 77 73

152 Adrian Morrow (Portmarnock) 76 76

153 Garth McGimpsey (Royal Portrush) 76 77, Tom Cleary (Cork) 75 78

155 Hugh Smyth (Mourne) 78 77

156 Jim McVeigh (Carlow) 81 75

157 Nigel Woods (Bangor) 80 77, Denis Deasy (Waterford) 77 80

158 Steve Prendergast (The Royal Dublin) 80 78, Peter Cowley (Cork) 78 80, Alan Lilley (Ballyclare) 78 80, Tom Tyrrell (The Heath) 77 81

159 Liam Halpin (Westport) 85 74, Mick Ahern (Skerries) 78 81

160 Dermot Morris (Limerick Golf Club) 84 76, Peter Rogers (Dundalk) 81 79, Billy Donlon (Birr) 81 79, Richard Brooker (Skerries) 80 80

161 David Conway (Portmarnock) 78 83

162 David Walpole (Milltown) 84 78, Michael Coote (Tralee) 82 80, Liam MacNamara (Rosslare) 81 81, Seamus Ward (Laytown & Bettystown) 80 82, Noel Patterson (Milltown) 79 83

163 Declan Corcoran (Thurles) 86 77, Gerard O'Sullivan (Tralee) 82 81, Paddy Lewis (Woodbrook) 82 81, Morgan Pierse (Grange) 80 83

164 Pat Morrissey (Balbriggan) 85 79, Neville Steedman (Balcarrick) 84 80, Richard McDowell (Royal Belfast) 83 81, David Cromie (Denham Golf Club) 82 82, Brendan McDonnell (K Club) 81 83

165 Kevin Knightly (The Royal Dublin) 83 82, Kevin Sheehy (Athlone) 82 83, Mick Gaynor (Co. Meath) 81 84

166 Pat Lyons (Cork) 85 81, Jeremy Cleary (Woodbrook) 84 82, Noel Mannion (Dun Laoghaire) 84 82, Des Hinchin (Bray) 83 83, Hugh MacKeown (Portmarnock) 81 85, Brendan O'Malley (The Royal Dublin) 81 85

Missed Cut

167 Tony Hayes (Hermitage) 86 81, Gerard O'Kennedy (Athlone) 85 82, Val Smyth (Co. Louth) 82 85, Michael F Galvin (Limerick Golf Club) 80 87

168 Jack Dempsey (Royal Curragh) 88 80, Patrick Keogh (Old Conna) 87 81, Tony Frew (Grange) 82 86, Michael Kirby (Grange) 82 86

169 Dave Roberts (Rathcore) 88 81, Niall Finnegan (Gort) 87 82, Neil Kilgallon (Powerscourt) 87 82, Peter Murphy (Carlow) 82 87

170 Brian Farrell (Balcarrick) 90 80, Michael Quirke (Doneraile) 88 82, Steven Bell (Gracehill Golf Club) 87 83, Brendan Mccarroll (Ballyliffin) 85 85, Mervyn Eager (Lucan) 85 85, Paddy Morgan (Co. Sligo) 84 86, Eddie Condren (Bray) 84 86

172 Mark Windebank (Royal Portrush) 88 84, Patrick J Murphy (Cork) 86 86

173 Nigel Duke (Killiney) 89 84, Jerry Gore (Oughterard) 89 84, Daniel Cash (Rosslare) 89 84, Tom Byrne (Greystones) 87 86, Rory Timlin (Galway) 87 86

174 Des Egan (Loughrea) 84 90

175 Martin Higgins (Claremorris) 89 86

176 Pat Lynch (Slade Valley) 86 90

177 Rory Fitzgerald (Tramore) 91 86, Keith Lapsley (Dunfanaghy) 88 89

179 Kieran O'Mahony (Galway) 90 89

180 Alistair Smith (Blainroe) 93 87

181 G. A. Finn (Cork) 92 89, Greg Young (Lahinch) 91 90, Patrick Griffin (Dooks) 88 93

183 Michael Foley (Faithlegg) 95 88, Larry Cushen (The Heath) 93 90

194 William Leggett (The Island) 96 98

NR/WD Donal O'Donovan (Bandon) NR 79, Arthur Bell (Greencastle Golf Club) NR 100, Michael Darcy (Oughterard) NR NR, Jody Gilhooly (Edmondstown) NR, Barry Lavin (Carton House) 86 WD, Gerry Phelan (Macreddin) 90 WD, Ray Smith (Galway) NR WD