Selfridge defeats Grant in play-off for East crown
Dunbar lives up to favourite's tag at Baltray
Red tape stopped Alan Dunbar teeing it up in the prestigious St Andrew Links Trophy but the 21-year old still sent the Walker Cup selectors a clear message by snatching the first round lead in the East of Ireland Amateur Championship at County Louth.
The 21-year old Walker Cup prospect, who was frustrated to miss out on a chance to impress at St Andrews this week because the GUI refuses to use the exemptions at its disposal when tournaments clash with their own championships, opened with a four-under par 68 at the fast-running Baltray links.
Caldwell on track at Moyvalley
The 25-year old Ulsterman is lurking just a stroke behind Sweden’s Ake Nilsson (68) after a second successive 68 left him tied with Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts on eight under par.
Struggling to keep his playing privileges on the main tour as he languishes €120,000 outside the top 115, he’s determined to grab what could prove to be a card-saving chance on the second tier tour.
Targeting a cheque for €24,000 that would catapult him into the top 15 on the Challenge Tour rankings, the Q-School graduate birdied the seventh and eagled the eighth before recovering from a double bogey at the ninth with birdies at the 12th, 15th and 18th.