Mini tours: Casey on the up; O'Driscoll tied 14th
Brian Casey

Brian Casey

PGA Europro Tour — Headfort's Brian Casey moved up to 11th in the Order of Merit when he finished tied fifth behind Hugo Dobson in the PGA EuroPro Tour’s IFX Championship at Frilford Heath.

The Meath man closed with a four under 68 to share fifth on seven-under par, five shots behind the winner.

Clandeboye's Jonny Caldwell tied for 17th on five under thanks to a closing 67.

Dobson moves up to second on the Order of Merit and as such earns an invite to the Challenge Tour’s Scottish Hydro Challenge in June alongside money-list leader Dermot McElroy.

Highlights of the IFX Championship will air on Sky Sports on Tuesday, May 30. The PGA EuroPro Tour continues with the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters at Montrose Golf Links, June 13-15.

The IFX Championship, Frilford Heath Golf Club - Blue Course (Par 72)

Detailed scores

1 Hugo Dobson  Woodbridge Golf Club  66 66 132 £10,000.00    
2 Steve Robins Hull Golf Club 68 66 134 £6,000.00    
T3  Connor Tendall Congressional Country Club 70 66 136 £2,500.00    
T3  Chris Lloyd  The Kendleshire 72 64 136 £2,500.00    

T5 Brian Casey BLACKSTAR -4 F -7 69 68 137 £1,370.00
T17 Jonathan Caldwell  Clandeboye Golf Club  72 67 139 £503.57    


T67 Reeve Whitson Royal County Down Golf Club 74 70 144
T67 Niall Kearney The Royal Dublin  72 72 144
T93 Tim Rice Limerick Golf Club 77 69 146
T93 David Carey Unattached 76 70 146
T130 Stephen Grant Mount Juliet 75 74 149

O'Driscoll makes a move in Austria

Alps Tour — Tommy O'Driscoll made six birdies in a five-under 67 to move up to tied 14th in the Gosser Ope in Austria.

The Paris based Irishman is on six-under par, five strokes behind Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (65-68) and Austria's Lukas Nemecz (64-69) at Erzherzog Johann Golf Club.