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.
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)
- 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)