Q-School: Murphy and Mooney close
Five of Ireland's seven Q-School hopefuls made the 54-hole cut in the First Stage Section A qualifier at The Roxburghe. But with Mark Murphy just inside the Top 17 and ties to progress to the Second Stage and Damian Mooney one adrift, it promises to be a hear-stopping final round at the Scottish venue.
Lagergren wins but Irish can take positives
The home contingent had reasons to be cheerful but there was nobody happier than Sweden's Joakim Lagergren at Galgorm Castle as he claimed his maiden European Challenge Tour title at the Northern Ireland Open Challenge in association with Maui Jim Sunglasses.
Tour round-up: Fireworks over DJ, on fire at Mount Wolseley, Firestone, and Land of Fire in Azerbaijan
On a day when Golf.com claimed the Dustin Johnson was not on leave of absence but suspended by the PGA Tour for failing a drugs test for cocaine — the Tour later denied in a statement they had suspended the American — Sergio Garcia came home in 27 for a 61 to lead the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with Rory Mcllroy struggling to keep pace despite a sizzling 64.
Just eight Irish seek Open spots
Eight Irishmen will pursue their Open Championship dream by joining the scramble for 12 golden tickets for Hoylake at four Final Qualifying venues on Tuesday. But another eight Irish tour players have opted to make the €3 million Alstom Open de France their priority.