Murphy 20th in French Amateur; Fletcher 26th in Wales
 John Murphy (Kinsale). Picture:  Pat Cashman

John Murphy (Kinsale). Picture: Pat Cashman

Kinsale’s John Murphy finished tied for 20th behind England’s Josh Hilleard in French International Amateur Open at Chantilly.

Tied for fifth at halfway after rounds of 71 and 68, the Maynooth University scholarship student added rounds of 72 and 75 on Sunday to finish on two-over par.

That left him eight strokes outside a play-off for the Coupe Murat which saw Hilleard (74 68 72 64) and France’s Pierre Pineau (73 74 68 66) tie on six-under par before the Englishman won with a par at the second tie hole (the 17th).

French Amateur scores

In the Welsh Open Stroke Play at The Vale Resort, Warrenpoint’s Jamie Fletcher was the best of the Irish in tied 26th on nine over par.

That was well behind runaway winner Gian-Marco Petrozzi of England, who closed with rounds of 70 and 74 to win by nine strokes from Jack Gaunt and by ten from Walker Cup hopeful Jack Davidson on 13 under par.

Welsh Open Stroke Play, The Vale

Detailed scores

1 PETROZZI, Gian-Marco (Trentham Golf Club) -13  66 69 70 74 279
2 GAUNT, Jack (Drayton Park Golf Club) -4  76 71 69 72 288
3 DAVIDSON, Jack  (Llanwern Golf Club) -3  71 80 68 70 289
4 EDWARDS, Owen  (Kendleshire Golf Club) -1  74 73 70 74 291
T5 GRIERSON, James  (Bonnie Doon Golf Club) Par  72 75 74 71 292
T5 ROGER, Stephen (Cruden Bay Golf Club) Par  75 69 72 76 292
T5 HARRY, Timothy  (The Vale Resort) Par  70 72 79 71 292

T26 FLETCHER, Jamie  (Warrenpoint) +9  81 71 76 73 301
T40 WILLIAMSON, Rory  (Holywood) +14  75 75 75 81 306
45 SMALL, William  (Tandragee) +15  76 73 80 78 307

MC NOLAN, Marc Delgany +9 77 78 155
MC DUTTON, Ross Tandragee +11 77 80 157
MC MORLEY, Devin Oughterard +14 78 82 160
MC FITZSIMONS, Matthew Ardglass Golf Club +16 83 79 162
MC FOLEY, Hugh The Royal Dublin +19 79 86 165