It was a good Friday for four of Ireland's 2015 Walker Cup heroes with Jack Hume, Gary Hurley, Gavin Moynihan and Paul Dunne all playing well around the world.
Amateur golf - Jack Hume finished with a 100 percent record as Europe crushed Asia Pacific 21.5 to 10.5 in the Bonallack Trophy in Portugal.
The Naas star, a two time winner already this season and now 13th in the world, beat Japan’s Toshiki Ishitoku 6 and 5 to win his fourth point from four matches at Vidago Palace Golf Club in north Portugal.
In the Patsy Hankins Trophy, Asia Pacific edged out Europe 17-15, winning five and losing just four of the 12 singles matches.
Dunne makes India cut; Harrington and Hoey head home
European Tour — Padraig Harrington and Michael Hoey missed the cut in the Hero Indian Open as Greystones’ Paul Dunne made a secodn round charge with a roller coaster 66
The Greystones talent made an eagle and eight birdies in a rollercoaster, six under 66 to move from below the cut line into a share 21st on four under, nine shots behind Australia’s Terry Pilkadaris (64) at Delhi Golf Club.
Harrington made two bogeys and three birdies on the front nine to claw his way to two under but he bogeyed three holes coming home and missed the level par cut by a shot after a 74 withl Hoey two shots further back on after a 75.
Pilkadaris, a veteran of 128 European Tour events and more than 100 on the Asian Tour, recorded nine birdies with a single bogey on the last in an eight under par second round.
Tied for second at the Made in Denmark last season but still seeking his first European Tour win, Pilkadaris feels comfortable in India and moved himself to a 13 under par total, three shots clear of SSP Chawrasia and Nacho Elvira.
Home favourite SS Chawrasia is a four-time runner-up at this event and is in contention again after a 67. He turned in 34 and then made two brilliant up-and-downs from the trees for birdies on the 11th and 14th before securing another on the 16th.
Terry Pilkadaris: “I've played about 40 rounds here at least. We play in different times of the year here so the course plays differently every time we are here but it is just a matter of adapting. It was good. I felt really good out there and I kept going at flags. Everything was feeling good and I kept going at them.”
Second round scores
131 T Pilkadaris (Aus) 67 64; 134 N Elvira (Esp) 66 68, S Chawrasia (Ind) 67 67; 136 D Lipsky (USA) 69 67, B Evans (Eng) 70 66; 137 R Khan (Ind) 69 68, A Cañizares (Esp) 68 69, J Campillo (Esp) 66 71; 138 J Quesne (Fra) 70 68, G Havret (Fra) 68 70, R Jacquelin (Fra) 67 71, C Paisley (Eng) 70 68, A Da Silva (Bra) 72 66; 139 D Im (USA) 65 74, S Kapur (Ind) 72 67, S Gros (Fra) 69 70, S Kumar (Ind) 67 72, M Kieffer (Ger) 69 70, R McGowan (Eng) 73 66, A Lahiri (Ind) 68 71
Irish: 140 P Dunne (Irl) 74 66. CUT 145 P Harrington (Irl) 71 74, 147 M Hoey (Nir) 72 75
Hurley leads Irish in Kenya
Challenge Tour — West Waterford’s Gary Hurley is tied 22nd on three under after a second round 71 at the Barclays Kenya Open.
The rookie is seven strokes behind South Africa’s Jacques Blaauw, who shot 66 to lead by one on 10 under from Sweden’s Sebastian Soderbergh and South Africa’s Danie Von Tonder at Karen Country Club in Nairobi.
Mount Juliet’s Kevin Phelan (70) shares 33rd on two under with Gavin Moynihan (71) a shot further back in tied 45.
Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee had six birdies in a fine 68 to make the cut on the mark but Gareth Shaw slipped to a 74 to miss out by one as Chris Selfridge was five off the pace after rounds of 76 and 73.
Back to earth for Seamus
Web.com Tour — Seamus Power crashed back to earth with a bump in the weather-delayed Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
The West Waterford man was flying after carding an seven under 64 on St Patrick’s Day to lie just a shot off the lead overnight.
But he followed it with a three over 74 on Friday, double bogeying the 18th to falll 46 places to tied 49th on four under to trail clubhouse leader Matt Fast by eight shots when play was suspended due to inclement weather.
Fast shot a second successive 65 to lead by a shot on 12 under from Wesley Bryan. Scores