Ashby leads Midlands Scratch Cup at halfway
 Liam Ashby

Liam Ashby

Liam Ashby has a two-stroke lead over fellow Naas man Jonathan Yates and three shots to spare over Colm Crowley at the halfway stage of the Midlands Senior Scratch Cup at Carlow.

The former Carson Newman player took advantage of perfect greens to card rounds of 69 and 71, in sunny but breezy conditions to lead on level par as the in-form Yates added a 73 to his opening 69.

Daniel Murphy, Robbie Pierse and Conor O’Rourke are lurking on 144 while local hope John Greene is 10 shots back.

Midlands Senior Scratch Cup, Carlow Golf Club

3rd & 4th Round tee times

1st Tee 10th Tee 

  1. 7.30 12.30 Brian Cox (158) Brian Healy (159) Enda Downes (159) 
  2. 7.40 12.40 John Conroy (157) Colm Hughes (158) Andrew Boyle (158)
  3. 7.50 12.50 Michael Downes (157) Jamie McDonald (157) Eoghan O’Donovan (157)
  4. 8.00 13.00 Brian Doran (156) Jack McDonnell (156) Robert Farrell (156)
    8.10 13.10 David Coughlan (155) Paul O’Hara (155) Brian Timlin (155)
  5. 8.20 13.20 Richard Finn (154) Paul O’Sullivan (154) Colin Woodroofe (155)
  6. 8.30 13.30 Paul Coughlan (153) Rhys Clarke (153) Liam Whelan (153)
  7. 8.40 13.40 Ronan O’Callaghan (151) David Dowling (152) Stephen Kinch (152)
  8. 8.50 13.50 John Greene (150) Kevin Collins (150) Cian Doyle (151)
  9. 9.00 14.00 Michael Ryan (148) Andrew McCormack (148) Harry Duggan (149)
  10. 9.10 14.10 Seamus Cullen (145) Ronan Mullarney (146) Andrew Harte (147)
  11. 9.20 14.20 Daniel Murphy (144) Robbie Pierse (144) Conor O’Rourke (144)
  12. 9.30 14.30 Liam Ashby (140) Jonathan Yates (142) Colm Crowley (143)