Murray closing in on fourth Munster Mid-Amateur crown at Limerick
 PAT MURRAY. PICTURE BY  PAT CASHMAN

PAT MURRAY. PICTURE BY PAT CASHMAN

Local favourite Pat Murray is on course for a fourth Munster Mid-Amateur title after he added a 69 to his opening 70 to take a three stroke lead into Saturday's final round.

Winner of a hat-trick of titles from 2008 to 2010, the Limerick secretary manager leads on five under par from Killeen Castle's Mark Collins with Bandon's David McCarthy, Dungarvan's Alan Thomas and Carlow's Pat Bevins four behind on 143,

Murray has made 11 birdies in two rounds — five and six respectively — to storm clear of a good field.

Munster Mid Amateur Open Championship 2015, Limerick Golf Club

Sponsored by Maldron Hotel

Shotgun Draw for Saturday 5th Sept at 9.30am

9.30 1st A Eddie McCormack Pat Bevins Alan Thomas
9.30 1st B David McCarthy Mark Collins Pat Murray
9.30 3rd A Eoghan O'Loughlin Tony Cleary Dermot Morris
9.30 3rd B Joe Lyons Jim Carvill Alan Condren
9.30 17th A David Hunt Michael Kemmy Michael Reddan
9.30 17th B Randal Cross Paul Burke Mark Coleman
9.30 5th A Alan Doherty Frank Flynn Ger Vaughan
9.30 5th B Nicholas O'Riordan Fergus Harrold Adrian Lonergan
9.30 7th Billy Donolon Conn O'Driscoll Cathal Walsh
9.30 8th Dermot O'Donoghue Peter Hennessey Bryan Dore
9.30 10th A Tony Mc Clements Kevin Condren Colm McIlroy
9.30 10th B Lewy Halpin Eamon Haugh David Kelleher
9.30 15th Peter Sheehan Paul Flynn Michael Barrett
9.30 4th Gerry Reeves Peter Meaney Damian Gleeson
9.30 9th Bob Loftus Gary Purtill Michael Murphy
9.30 11th Joe Crangle Ronan Maher 

After 36 holes

Detailed scores

139 Pat Murray (Limerick Golf Club) 70 69 

142 Mark Collins (Killeen Castle) 72 70 

143 David Mc Carthy (Bandon Golf Club) 72 71 , Alan Thomas (Dungarvan Golf Club) 72 71 , Pat Bevins (Carlow Golf Club) 69 74 

144 Eddie McCormack (Galway Bay Golf Club) 71 73 

145 Alan Condren (Greystones Golf Club) 72 73 , Jim Carvill (Banbridge Golf Club) 70 75 

147 Joe Lyons (Galway Golf Club) 72 75 

148 Dermot Morris (Limerick Golf Club) 73 75 

149 Tony Cleary (Woodstock Golf Club) 73 76 

150 Eoghan O' Loughlin (Spanish Point Golf Club) 74 76 , Michael Reddan (Limerick Golf Club) 72 78 

151 Michael Kemmy (Limerick Golf Club) 78 73 , David Hunt (Nenagh Golf Club) 76 75 

152 Mark Coleman (Limerick Golf Club) 78 74 , Paul Burke (Mullingar Golf Club) 76 76 , Randal Cross (Enniscrone Golf Club) 76 76 

153 Colm McIlroy (Holywood Golf Club) 77 76 , Kevin Condren (Greystones Golf Club) 74 79 , Tony McClements (Holywood Golf Club) 73 80 

154 David Kelleher (Portmarnock) 81 73 , Eamonn Haugh (Castletroy Golf Club) 80 74 , Gerard Vaughan (Limerick Golf Club) 79 75 , Lewy Halpin (Shannon) 79 75 , Michael Barrett (Slievenamon Golf Club) 78 76 , Paul Flynn (Tramore Golf Club) 77 77 , Frank Flynn (Laytown & Bettystown) 77 77 , Alan Doherty (Corrstown Golf Club) 76 78 , Peter Kane (Ashbourne) 76 78 

155 Gerard Ahern (Youghal Golf Club) 80 75 , Cathal Walsh (Limerick Golf Club) 80 75 , Peter Sheehan (Ballybunion Golf Club) 78 77 , Conn O'Driscll (Cahir Park Golf Club) 77 78 , Billy Donlon (Birr Golf Club) 77 78 , Bryan Dore (Newcastle West Golf Club) 76 79 , Peter Hennessy (Lahinch Golf Club) 76 79 

156 Dermot O'Donoghue (East Clare Golf Club) 75 81 

157 Diarmuid Linehan (Muskerry Golf Club) 83 74 , Damian Gleeson (Limerick Golf Club) 83 74 , Peter Meaney (Cahir Park Golf Club) 80 77 , Bob Loftus (Lahinch Golf Club) 76 81 , Gerry Reeves (Limerick Golf Club) 76 81 , Gary Purtill (Dromoland Golf Club) 75 82 

158 Michael M Murphy (Castletroy Golf Club) 84 74 , Adrian Lonergan (Cahir Park Golf Club) 80 78 , Fergus Harrold (Castletroy Golf Club) 79 79 , Nicholas O'Riordan (Cobh) 79 79 , Joe Crangle (Cliftonville Golf Club) 78 80 , Ronan Maher (Mullingar Golf Club) 75 83 

160 Mike Whelan (East Clare Golf Club) 80 80 , Damien Coyne (Tuam Golf Club) 78 82 , Thomas Hogan (Headfort Golf Club) 77 83 

161 Peter Rogers (Dundalk Golf Club) 80 81 

162 Joe O'Keeffe (Muskerry Golf Club) 81 81 , Rory Timlin (Galway Golf Club) 78 84 

163 Donncadh Nagle (Kilrush Golf Club) 80 83 , Conor Williams (Adare Manor Golf Club) 76 87 

164 Nicky Duggan (Dromoland Golf Club) 85 79 , Robert O' Donoghue (Castletroy Golf Club) 83 81 

165 Steven Murray (Tipperary Golf Club) 82 83 , David Donnelly (Ashbourne) 81 84 , Joe Hammond (Craddockstown Golf Club) 77 88 

166 Daniel Mc Grath (Tuam Golf Club) 86 80 , Declan O'Carroll (Castlegregory Golf Club) 82 84 , Paul Reilly (Co. Louth Golf Club) 81 85 , Darran Walsh (Limerick Golf Club) 81 85 

169 Aidan Mulcahy (Woodstock Golf Club) 83 86 

175 John O'Neill (Rathbane Golf Club) 94 81 

176 William O Brien (East Clare Golf Club) 86 90 

178 Mark Barry (Limerick Golf Club) 87 91 

NR Denis O'Brien (Limerick Golf Club) 87 NR

WD Robert J Cotter (East Cork Golf Club) 94 WD