Murphy tied 12th in French Amateur; Williamson heads Irish in Wales
 John Murphy (Kinsale) driving during the second round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down Golf Club today (12/05/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

John Murphy (Kinsale) driving during the second round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down Golf Club today (12/05/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

French International Amateur Open — Kinsale's John Murphy made two birdies and two bogeys in a 71 to share 12th place after the opening round of the Internationaux de France Messieurs - Coupe Murat at Chantilly.

Playing out of Irish-owned Paris club Clement Ader, Murphy is six strokes behind Dane Marcus Helligkilde, whose bogey-free 65 gave him a three-shot lead over England's Bradley Moore.

 

Live scoring

Williamson nine back in Wales

Welsh Amateur — Holywood’s Rory Williamson is the best of the Irish after the opening round of the Welsh Open Stroke Play at the Vale.

The Co Down man made three birdies in a two over 75 but trails England’s Gian-Marco Petrozzi by nine shots.

Petrozzi made eight birdies in a seven-under par 66 to lead by four shots from England’s Ben Jones (70) and Welshman Tim Harry (70).

Welsh Open Stroke Play, The Vale (Par 73)

Detailed scores

  • 75 WILLIAMSON, Rory(Holywood)
  • 76 SMALL, William(Tandragee)
  • 77 DUTTON, Ross(Tandragee), NOLAN, Marc (Delgany)
  • 79 FOLEY, Hugh (The Royal Dublin) 
  • 78  MORLEY, Devin(Oughterard)
  • 81 FLETCHER, Jamie (Warrenpoint)
  • 83 FITZSIMONS, Matthew (Ardglass Golf Club)