Dowdall leads at Murvagh; Caldwell three back at Tulfarris; Webb falls
Woodbrook’s Tom Dowdall. Picture:  Pat Cashman Photography

Woodbrook’s Tom Dowdall. Picture: Pat Cashman Photography

Woodbrook’s Tom Dowdall added a magnificent, six-under 67 to his opening 76 to lead the Irish Student Championship by two strokes with one round to play at Murvagh.

Jonny Caldwell

Jonny Caldwell

He made eight birdies in his second round to lead on three-under 143 from Carton House’s Darragh Flynn while Mullingar’s Adam Smith, Laytown & Bettystown’s Eoghan Collins and Dun Laoghaire’s Robert Abernethy are lurking on level par

The cut for the top 42 and ties fell at 168.

On the PGA Europro Tour, Jonny Caldwell leads the 33-strong home challenge in the Prem Group Irish Masters at Tulfarris, three shots behind England's Adam Chapman after opening with a four-under 68.

Recently crowned Irish U16 champion Joe Byrne from Baltinglass opened with a creditable 74 on his debut in a professional event with Jamie Fletcher carding a 77.

In the US Senior Women's Amateur, East Berkshire's Laura Webb lost by one hole to Australia's Sue Wooster in the quarter-finals at Cedar Rapids Country Club in Iowa.

Irish Students Championship, Donegal GC (Par 73)

After 36 holes

Detailed scores / Team scores

Qualifiers

143 T Dowdall (Woodbrook) 76 67;

145 D Flynn (Carton House) 74 71;

146 A Smith (Mullingar) 73 73, E Collins (Laytown & Bettystown) 73 73, R Abernethy (Dun Laoghaire) 72 74;

148 R McNelis (Fintona) 80 68;

149 P Conroy (Enniscorthy) 79 70;

150 D Brady (Co. Sligo) 75 75, C Hickey (Dooks) 74 76;

151 G Ward (Kinsale) 77 74;

153 C Henry (Strandhill) 79 74, C Ryan (Dun Laoghaire) 76 77, K Murphy (Dun Laoghaire) 76 77;

154 R Jennings (Ballinrobe) 75 79;

155 W Eickholt (Portmarnock) 80 75, B Crawford (Greenacres) 74 81;

157 S Dunne (Royal Dublin) 78 79;

158 B O'Connell (Bandon) 83 75, O O'Loughlin (Millicent) 81 77, S Montgomery (Holywood ) 79 79, D Finlay (Dun Laoghaire) 76 82;

159 D McAleenon (Edenmore) 84 75, T Plunkett (Crover House) 84 75;

160 A Riordan (Blarney) 86 74, T Probst (Strandhill) 82 78, J Conway (Donegal) 80 80;

162 R Murphy (Dun Laoghaire) 86 76, F Bannon (Ardglass) 82 80, C Smith (Tullamore) 81 81, P Ó Dochartaigh (Gweedore) 76 86;

163 D Devlin (Powerscourt) 81 82, S Doyle (Athlone) 80 83;

164 J Keane (Lahinch) 83 81, T Geraghty (Donegal) 82 82, D Carton (New Forest) 82 82;

165 C Desmond (Monkstown) 81 84, C O'Carroll (Charleville) 79 86;

166 T Coakley (Bantry Bay) 89 77;

167 P Heeran (Laytown & Bettystown) 79 88, H McGeary (Dungannon) 78 89;

168 J Napier (Scrabo) 86 82, S Herring (Killeen) 84 84.

Non qualifiers

170 L Cully (St. Anne's) 85 85, O Gallagher (Bundoran) 82 88;

171 E Campbell (Cairndhu) 83 88;

172 S Leonard (Mitchelstown) 91 81;

174 D Mealia (Co. Longford) 87 87;

178 M McCaughey (Bundoran) 89 89;

185 J Cooley (Belvoir Park) 94 91;

NR M Fitzsimons (Ardglass) 80, I Witherspoon (Ballyclare) 82, J Murphy (Fota Island) 88;

RTD W Beatty (Greenacres) 83, S Campbell (Greenacres);

NS M Burke (Galway.)

Prem Group Irish Masters, Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Club (Par 72)

Detailed scores

65 Adam Chapman

66 Marco Penge

67 Manuel Morugan, Ashley Mansell

68 Daniel Jennevret, Andrew Wilson, Mitch Waite, Sam Locke, Nick Watson, Michael Bullen, Rhys Thompson, George Bloor, Neil Fenwick, Jonathan Caldwell, George Woolgar, Ashton Turner

69 Niall Kearney

70 Michael Hoey, Peter Williamson, Brendan McCarroll

71 Brian Casey, Stuart Grehan, Niall Turner, Simon Thornton

72 Daniel Brennan, Brian McElhinney, Dermot McElroy

73 Neil O'Briain, Tim Rice, John Hickey

74 Declan Loftus, Joe Byrne (a), Michael Dallat, John-Ross Galbraith

75 Owen Crooks, Cameron Raymond

76 Luke Donnelly, Dylan Brophy, Reeve Whitson

77 Jamie Fletcher (a), Simon Bryan, Mark Whelan

78 Jonathan Yates

79 Joe Dillon, Sean Ervine, Brendan O'Neill

80 Thomas O'Neill

86 Andrew Browne