Fast finish gets Conor O’Rourke a Top 10 in Egypt

Naas’ Conor O’Rourke finished with a flourish to grab a share of 7th spot in the Mediterranean Tour’s Katameya Dunes Championship in Egypt.

The Lily White has shown some sound early season form and dug deep today to fire two closing birdies on his way to another top-10 finish.
The 26-year-old, who had opened with a disappointing round of 74 bounced back with two solid 71s to end his tournament six shots behind eventual winner, Christopher Sahlstrom, on even par for the week.

O’Rourke wasn’t the only player of Irish interest competing at the Nick Faldo designed resort near Cairo.

Big-hitting David Carey from Castleknock left his A-game in the clubhouse en route to a damaging round of 80 and a 35th place finish while The Island’s Kevin Le Blanc endured a week to forgetting in missing the 36-hole cut by six strokes.

Next up for the Irish trio is a trip to the Mirage City Classic at Mirage City Golf Course, March 10-12.