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McCormack two clear in Connacht Mid-Am

Galway’s Eddie McCormack, pictured during this year’s Irish Amateur Close Championship, leads the Connacht Mid-Amateur by two shots with a round to play at Roscommon. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieGalway’s Eddie McCormack will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Connacht Mid-Amateur Championship at Roscommon.

Cutler tops West qualifiers after brilliant 65

Co Sligo’s Gary McDermott hits off the new first tee in the second qualifying round at the West of Ireland Championship.Walker Cup hopeful Paul Cutler took advantage of idyllic conditions to fire a course record, six under par 65 and top the qualifiers for the matchplay stages of the West of Ireland Amateur Open at a sun-kissed Rosses Point.

West awaits for new star McElroy

For the first time since a precocious Rory McIlroy galloped to back-to-back West of Ireland victories in 2006, a teenager will tee it up at Rosses Point today with the weight of expectation on his young shoulders.

Dermot McElroy, the bespectacled, 17-year old rising star from Ballymena, has been thrust from relative obscurity into the role of championship favourite at County Sligo on the back of his name, his reputation and a sensational round of 61 just last week.

McElroy in the hunt at Sotogrande

Ballymena’s Dermot McElroy fired a one under par 71 to lie just three shots behind Scotland’s Ross Kellet after the second round of the European Nations Cup at the Real Club de Golf in Sotogrande.