O'Rourke ticking the right boxes at Q-School exam

by | Oct 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Must Read

Tiger and JP’s unlikely friendship 

Tiger and JP’s unlikely friendship 

You might’ve seen amid the madness that was Tiger Woods’ eagerly anticipated return to competitive golf earlier this year at the Masters, that a certain VIP guest nabbed a quiet word with the great man where few others could.   At Augusta National, as Woods made his...

My day with Tiger Woods

My day with Tiger Woods

After a highly successful (miraculous, more like) comeback at The Masters, Tiger Woods turned his thoughts towards competing in the 150th Open Championship at The Old Course in the middle of July. The question of a well-rehearsed, routine of coming to Ireland to...

Fresh from winning the Christy O’Connor Junior Trophy for being the best placed Irish player at the Monaghan Irish Challenge last week, Kildare man, Conor O’Rourke fired a superb four-under-par 68 on moving day to give his Stage One Q-School hopes a boost at Bom Sucesso in Portugal.

 Conor O’Rourke / Image from Getty Images
 
The Naas professional, harbouring European Tour ambitions, bolted 14 places up the leaderboard into a share of 13th spot on two-under after firing a much needed six birdies on the round.
 
That leads the way from an Irish perspective at the toughest examination in golf, with fellow Naas man and amateur, Jonathan Yates, the next best in Portugal after returning a damaging four-over-par 76 in round three.
 
Not without hope, Yates finds himself in a share of 37th spot on three-over-par but he’ll need to shoot the lights out in the final round to advance to Stage Two.
 
The same goes for Dubliner David Carey who’s two shots further afield despite a one-under-par 71 in round three getting him back to five-over. Carey’s opening round 82 has left him a huge mountain to climb.
 
Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez is the runaway leader in Portugal, six shots clear of the field on 13-under-par.
 

Stay ahead of the game. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest Irish Golfer news straight to your inbox!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Stay ahead of the game. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest Irish Golfer news straight to your inbox!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest News

Why golf’s leading lights descend on Limerick 

Why golf’s leading lights descend on Limerick 

“We come together for JP and for him only.”  The words of 15-time Major winner Tiger Woods who will lead a star-studded line-up for the sixth renewal of the celebrated JP McManus Pro-Am.  The event first teed off over 30 years ago at Limerick Golf Club, raising funds...