Power one off the pace at McEvoy Trophy
 Mark Power (centre) at the Darren Clarke Champions weekend

Mark Power (centre) at the Darren Clarke Champions weekend

Kilkenny's Mark Power added a three under 68 to his opening 70 to lie just a shot off the pace with two rounds to go in the Peter McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath.

Frilford Heath's Nicholas Elmey (69 68) and Beeton Field's Jake Benson (67 70) lead on five under with Power tied for third with Hexham's Matty Lamb on four under.

Co Louth's Thomas Mulligan (67 74) is 15th on one-under with Rosslare's John Brady (144) and Cairndhu's Marc McKinstry (146) also making the six over par 147 cut for the top 40 and ties.

Bray's Alan Fahy (74 73) missed out by one with Carton House's Jack Doherty (149) also missing out.

Peter McEvoy Trophy 2016, Copt Heath Golf Club Solihull (Par 71)

Detailed scores

137 Nicholas Elmey (Frilford Heath Golf Club) 69 68, Jake Benson (Beeston Fields Golf Club) 67 70 

138 Mark Power (Kilkenny Golf Club) 70 68, Matty Lamb (Hexham Golf Club) 69 69 

139 Max O'Hagan (West Hill Golf Club) 70 69, Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society Ltd) 68 71, Benjamin Jones (Northamptonshire County Golf Club) 67 72 

140 James Cooper (Cumberwell Park Golf Club) 69 71 

141 Charlie Thornton (Fulford Golf Club) 73 68, Jack Ainscough (Hartlepool Golf Club) 73 68, Matthew McCulloch (Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club) 72 69, Luke Northwood (Kenilworth Golf Club) 71 70, Callum Pipe (Braintree Golf Club) 70 71, Sam Bairstow (Hallowes Golf Club) 69 72, Thomas Mulligan (Co. Louth Golf Club) 67 74 

142 Tom Cleaton (Rugby Golf Club) 75 67, Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor Golf Club) 71 71, Rory Franssen (Inverness Golf Club) 71 71, Thomas Forster (Oundle Golf Club) 69 73, Barclay Brown (Hallamshire Golf Club) 66 76 

143 Coby Cartwright (Cosby Golf Club) 75 68, Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor Golf Club) 74 69, Callum Farr (Priors Hall Golf Club) 73 70, Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall Golf Club) 73 70, Jack Cope (Minchinhampton Golf Club) 72 71, Timo Vahlenkamp (Germany) 71 72, Daniel O'Loughlin (Ruddington Grange Golf Club) 70 73, Kristian Tannum Donaldson (Buckinghamshire Golf Club) 70 73 

144 Thomas Plumb (Sherborne Golf Club) 73 71, Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham Golf Club) 73 71, John Brady (Rosslare Golf Club) 69 75 

145 Matthew Osborn (Abbey Hotel Golf & Country Club (The)) 74 71, Jordan Whitehouse (Blackley Golf Club) 73 72, Danny Daniels (Essendon Country Club) 71 74, John Gough (Stoke Park Club) 71 74, Rhys Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway Golf Club) 70 75, Conor Richards (Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club) 69 76 

146 Daniel Bradbury (Wakefield Golf Club) 79 67, Taylor Stote (Burnham & Berrow Golf Club) 75 71, Marc McKinstry (Cairndhu Golf Club) 73 73, George Clarke (Druids Heath Golf Club) 73 73, Rene Schwenk (Germany) 73 73, Matthew Harris (St Mellons Golf Club) 73 73, Oliver Clarke (Hillside Golf Club) 72 74 

Missed the cut

147 Jamie Stewart (Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club Ltd) 76 71, Josh Oddy (Ryde Golf Club) 75 72, Alan Fahy (Bray) 74 73, Joshua Taylor (Mill Green Golf Club) 74 73, Michael East (Burnham Beeches Golf Club) 72 75

148 Mats Markovits (Netherlands) 75 73, Arrun Singh Brar (Foxhills Golf Club) 74 74, James Broadbent (Fairhaven Golf Club) 74 74, Cameron Wallace (Seaton Carew Golf Club) 74 74, Elis Lewis (Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club) 73 75 

149 Olly Huggins (Frilford Heath Golf Club) 77 72, Cameron Bell (Woodcote Park Golf Club) 76 73, Harry Bigham (Porters Park Golf Club) 76 73, Jack Doherty (Carton House Golf Club) 76 73

150 Harvey Byers (Walton Heath Golf Club) 77 73, Luke Kelly (Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club) 77 73, George Burnett (St Pierre Golf Club) 76 74, Charlie Wilkinson (Cheshunt Park Golf Club) 75 75, Nathan Longley (Worthing Golf Club) 74 76, Anton Albers (Germany) 74 76, Conor White (Bridgnorth Golf Club) 73 77

152 Darren Howie (Peebles Golf Club) 80 72 

154 Lewis Reid (Craigielaw Golf Club) 79 75, Tom Froom (Nefyn & District Golf Club) 78 76

155 Nicholas Sowerby (Appleby Golf Club) 76 79

156 Luke Hynes (Porters Park Golf Club) 80 76

158 Jake Craddock (Sleaford Golf Club) 79 79, Joshua Curtis (Ringway Golf Club) 77 81

161 Callum Burns (Balmore Golf Club Ltd) 82 79, Ross Callan (Bathgate Golf Club) 81 80