Marvel Morrow in the hunt at Formby
 Adrian Morrow (Portmarnock) bunkered at the 9th hole in the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Tralee. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Adrian Morrow (Portmarnock) bunkered at the 9th hole in the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Tralee. Picture by Pat Cashman

Portmarnock’s Adrian Morrow birdied the last three holes to lie just three shots off the lead heading into the final round of the Seniors Amateur Championship at Formby.

The remarkable 63-year old carded a level par 72 and shares fifth place on three over par behind Scotland’s John Fraser,  who shot a second successive level par 72 to lead by a shot from two-time former winner, Chip Lutz.

The top 60 made the 13 over par (157) cut for the final round with Maurice Kelly (151), Liam Halpin (151), Barry O’Leary (153), Tom Cleary (153) and Arthur Pierse (154) all making it.

The Seniors Amateur Championship, Formby Golf Club (Par 72)

Detailed scores

  • T5 MORROW, Adrian Portmarnock 75 72 147
  • T15 KELLY, Maurice Naas 79 72 151    
  • T15 HALPIN, Liam Westport 76 75 151    
  • T27 O'LEARY, Barry Greystones 78 75 153    
  • T27 CLEARY, Tom Cork 74 79 153
  • T32 PIERSE, Arthur Tipperary 74 80 154
  • MC SMYTH, Hugh Mourne79 79 158    
  • MC HEYWOOD, Ernest City of Derry 82 79 161    
  • MC QUIRKE, Michael Doneraile 86 82 16