McElroy slips back; O'Rourke advances to Nassau Invitational semis
 Victor Riu. Picture: Getty Images

 Victor Riu. Picture: Getty Images

Challenge Tour/Amateur golf — Ballymena's Dermot McElroy shot a two over 74 to slip back to 53rd on the Terre Dei Consoli Open near Rome.

The former West of Ireland champion is on level par, 11 strokes behind Victor Riu of France who who leads by a stroke on 11 under par from Sweden's Johan Edfors and by two from Joel Sjoholm.


In the Nassau Invitational in New York, Naas' Conor O'Rourke reached Sunday's semi-finals. Past winners include Dunmurry's Darren Crowe, Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney, Portstewart's Paul Cutler and Naas' Jack Hume.