Mobile phone kills McGovern and Ireland at Europeans
Ireland crashed to a disappointing joint third in the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship after a controversial finish marred by a mobile phone. Tied for the lead with eventual champions The Netherlands, anchor man Brendan McGovern came to the 18th with the title on the line but ran up a disastrous triple bogey seven after being disturbed by a ringing phone.
Omens good on Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th was a pretty good day for the Irish on tour.
In Spain, John Kelly gave himself a boost ahead of next week's Q-School when he shot the lowest individual score of the week at the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship.
Kelly, David Ryan and Peter Martin all shot four under par 68s to give Ireland the best score of the day, clinching a share of fourth place at Roda in Murcia.
Kelly on fire
Tour card hopeful John Kelly continued his red hot streak of form in the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Spain.
Seven under par for his three rounds in Murcia, Kelly is "very happy" with his form as he prepares to tee it up in the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School next week with Padraig Harrington's brother Tadhg on his bag.
Kelly and Co eight off the pace in Murcia
John Kelly was the best of the bunch again but Ireland still slipped eight shots behind leaders England after the second round of the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Spain.
Set to to tee it up at the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School next week, Kelly shot a second successive two under par 70 at Roda Golf in Murcia with David Ryan adding a 74 and Peter Martin a 76.
Ireland trail England in PGAs of Europe
Defending champions Ireland are six shots behind pace-setters England after the opening round of the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Spain.
St Margaret’s John Kelly fired two under par 70 and Peter Martin a 73 at Roda Golf in Murcia with David Ryan’s 77 discarded.
That leaves the Irish trio in a four-way tie for second place with Wales, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates on one-under par 143 with England out in front on seven-under 137.