Conor Ryan added an 83 to his opening 81 to take on the mantle of leading Irish man amidst a brutal test at the West of Scotland Trophy at Western Gailes.
With the wind threatening to blow the players off their feet, Ryan’s 22-over par total sees him 12 shots behind Sterling’s Jordan Sundborg atop the board, but given the conditions, anything could happen yet at the unpredictable British Universities Colleges Sports (BUCS) Golf Tour outing.
With Ryan in outright 20th, collegiate teammate David Brady sits two shots further back in 24th after returning a hard-fought 82 having ground out an 84 on a stormy day one.
The leading duo will fly the flag for Ireland tomorrow after the 36-hole cut fell at 27-over par. That brought an end to Maynooth’s Andrew Hickey (81/91) and Harry Gillivan (89/87) while Rob Abernethy (81/94) also failed to make the grade.
As a result, Maynooth dropped to 7th in the team standings with their best 3 of 4 scores over the 36-holes holes totalling a hefty 72-over par.