Second in European again, classy Hurley edges Ireland closer to famous five for Walker Cup
Ireland’s case for five of the 10 Walker Cup places was strengthend in Slovakia when West Waterford’s Gary Hurley produced a performance on demand by finishing second in the International European Amateur Championship for the second year running.
Hurley's timing perfect - hits the front as Walker Cup race hots up
Gary Hurley's second successive 65 for a one shot lead over Lytham Trophy winner Marcus Kinhult of Sweden in the International European Amateur Championship sets up a fascinating battle to capture the heart of Walker Cup skipper Nigel Edwards over the next two weeks.
Jack's the lad in Slovakia - Hume matches Dawson with pure 65
Jack Hume is a modest lad despite his major achievements and he quietly reminded everyone that he's a Walker Cup prospect worth serious consideration when he carded an immaculate, seven under par 65 in the opening round of the International European Amateur Championship in Slovakia.
Golfing Union of Ireland - Fixtures 2015
Apart from the unfortunate clash of the Irish Open at Royal County Down with the first two days of the East of Ireland Championship at Baltray, the golfing calendar looks promising with the Interpros at Rosapenna, the British Senior Amateur at Royal County Down, the Home Internationals at Royal Portrush and the Irish Close at Tramore.
Hurley, McElroy and Selfridge in Euro mix
Chris Selfridge and Gavin Moynihan had two of the low rounds of the day but West Waterford's Gary Hurley will feel like he shot in the low 60s after coming back from four over after 10 to grabs a share of the halfway lead in the European Amateur Championship in Scotland.