Round-up: Shane marries in NYC; Kearney at Q-School; McNamara in Morocco

Shane Lowry surprised many on Wednesday when he annouced via a Twitter picture full of emoticons that he married his fiancée Wendy Iris Honner in New York City.

The pair had led us to believe that their wedding was to be at the end of the season but instead they tied the knot in the Big Apple, heading straight there after the Masters.

We wish the happy couple all the very best for the future. 

Kearney succeeds at Europro Tour Q-School

Niall Kearney earned Category 3 membership of the Europro Tour when he finished tied 15th in the Final Stage of the Qualifying School at Frilford Heath.
As amateur Simon Bryan (T77) attained category 10 status and Jonathan Breen, Stephen Grant, Brian McCormack and Richard Weldon won Category 14 membership for progressing to the Final Stage, Billy Downing carded a final-round, five under 65 for a wire-to-wire victory.
The 2016 PGA EuroPro Tour season gets underway with the PDC Golf Championship at Frilford Heath from May 18-20. 
The rest of the Irish failed to get through one of the six Stage 1 tests:
  • Caversham Heath: Did not qualify: Ciaran Boggan (76 78), Ger Hall (79 76)
  • Haggs Castle — Did not qualify: Richard O’Donovan (76 72), Reeve Whitson (69 79), Wayne Telford (80 77)
  • Mottram Hall — Did not qualify: David Rawluk, (73 77), Mark Whelan (77 78), John Desmond (91 86)
The Top 60 from last year’s Order of Merit were already exempt which means that Kearney, Bryan, McCormack and Weldon will join Alan Dunbar, Brian Casey, Jonny Caldwell, Richard Kilpatrick, Simon Ward in Europro Tour events this year.

Rory T-7 in Morocco

EPD Tour - Rory McNamara finished tied seventh in last week’s Open Madaef at Pullman El Jadida Royal Golf & Spa in Morocco.

The Headfort man is third in the Order of Merit with one win and one Top 10 from seven starts.

Reeve Whitson is 43rd, Richard Bridges 64th and Ciaran Boggan 96th.

McNamara is in action this week at the €30,000 Open Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia. Scoring