Kelly and Morrow lead Irish challenge at Royal Porthcawl
2018 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Enniscrone Golf

Naas' Maurice Kelly is tied for 13th but top of the Over 65s standings after opening with a one-over 73 in The Seniors Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl.

Trevor Foster shot a nine-under 63 to lead by seven shots from Scot Kenneth Gallacher and American Gene Elliott.

Adrian Morrow's four-over 76 was good enough to share 44th place with Steven Graham, leaving them tied for third behind Kelly in the over 65s.

The Seniors Amateur Championship, Royal Porthcawl (Par 72)

Scoring

  • 1 Trevor Foster (Accrington & District) -9  63
  • T13 Maurice Kelly (Naas) +1 73
  • T19 Steve Graham (East Sussex National) +2 74
  • T44 Adrian Morrow (Portmarnock) +4 76
  • T60 Frank O'Donoghue (Belvoir Park) +5 77
  • T82 Barry O'Leary (Greystones) +7 79
  • T82 John Mitchell (Tramore) +7 79
  • T105 Billy  Donlon (Birr)  +9 79
  • T113 Nigel Duke (Killiney) +10 81