Masterful McElroy hits Dunluce 63 to top North qualifiers
Top class field following in Rory's footsteps at Rosapenna
Lennox two clear in Irish Amateur Open
The 20-year old Ulsterman, who was runner up to Paul Cutler in last year’s East of Ireland at Baltray, defied a northwest wind that gusted over 20 mph to put himself in pole position to become the first home winner of the title since the prolific Portmarnock talent Noel Fox lifted the trophy at the Bull Island links in 2003.
New date for Mullingar Scratch Cup
The prestigious 72 hole strokeplay event is moving from its traditional August Bank Holiday date to avoid a clash with the European Amateur Championship, which will be played at Vanajanlinna Golf Club in Finland from 4-7 August.
Memorable summer continues for Doran
Less than a month after he picked up a €50 "tip" from Padraig Harrington, Connor Doran landed his first major amateur title when he beat Portstewart's Paul Cutler in a play-off for the Grant Thornton Mullingar Scratch Trophy.
The Banbridge man, 27, claimed the title with a birdie three at the first tie hole - Mullingar's first- to add to a miserable week for Cutler, who learned on Sunday that he had missed out on Walker Cup selection.
For Doran, however, things couldn't get much better.