Galway ten adrift in European Men's Club Trophy
 Ronan Mullarney (Galway). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Ronan Mullarney (Galway). Picture by Pat Cashman

Galway Golf Club is ten strokes adrift of RCF La Boulie heading into the third and final round of the European Men's Club Trophy in France.

Ronan Mullarney, Joe Lyons and Luke O'Neill are representing the AIG Irish Senior Cup holders at Golf du Médoc Resort but with only the best two scores to count they slipped from second to third on day two.

A second-round tally of two-over 144 leaves the Connacht men on level par 284 with La Boulie leading by eight strokes on 10-under par 274 from the City of Newcastle Golf Club after shooting seven-under par on day two. 

Mullarney followed his first round 68 with a 73 to lie tied fifth in the individual standings on one-under-par, two strokes behind La Boulie's Frederic Lacroix (67-72)

Lyons is tied 16th on three-over after a 71 on Friday with young gun Luke O'Neill tie 27th on seven-over after rounds of 72 and 77.

European Men's Club Trophy, Golf du Médoc Resort (Par 71)

Leading scores

Team standings

1 France (RCF La Boulie) -10 139 135 274
2 England (City of Newcastle Golf Club) -2 144 138 282
3 Ireland (Galway Golf Club) Par 140 144 284
4 Switzerland (Golf Club de Lausanne) +2 147 139 286
5 Belgium (Royal Waterloo Golf Club) +3 146 141 287
6 Portugal (Clube de Golfe de Vilamoura) +4 141 147 288
7 Poland (Sobienie Krolewskie G&CC) +4 144 144 288
8 Estonia (Niitvälja Golf Club) +6 144 146 290
9 Denmark (Søllerød Golfklub) +7 142 149 291
10 Iceland (GKG Golf Club) +7 142 149 291

Individual

1 France LACROIX, Frederic Rcf La Boulie 67 72 139
T2 England DIXON, Alex City Of Newcastle Golf Club 72 68 140
T2 France ROUILLON, Hugo Rcf La Boulie 72 68 140
T2 Netherlands BOOTSMA, Philip Golfclub Houtrak 71 69 140
T5 Belgium DUMONT DE CHASSART, Adrien Royal Waterloo Golf Club 70 71 141
T5 Ireland MULLARNEY, Ronan Galway Golf Club 68 73 141
T16 Ireland LYONS, Joe Galway Golf Club 74 71 145
T27 Ireland
O’NEILL, Luke Galway Golf Club 72 77 149.