Things are hotting up in our Irish Golfer Events Nature Valley Order of Merit. The top 10 players not automatically qualified going through to the Grand Final in October
Paula Grant, Anna Foster and Aine Donegan will carry home hopes as the 116th Women’s Amateur Championship was whittled down to its last-64 at RCD
“It’s a mental battle out here, a lot of guys give up because you get some bad bounces. That’s why I’m playing this year because I feel like I’ve got a chance to win,” said Hoey
The Dubliner, who birdied two of her closing three holes, led home the Irish challenge after a difficult day one for many of the home hopefuls at Royal County Down
"It just would've been such a shame if the Open comes to Portrush and the hometown boy couldn't play," commented McIlroy
Portmarnock's Conor Purcell hopes home advantage can help him overcome a stellar international field at The 124th Amateur Championship next week (Monday 17 – Saturday 22 June).
"It’s always one of the most popular Pro-Am’s amongst the players. We get such a great welcome up there and it’s one of the most beautiful parts of the world" - Moriarty on Dunfanaghy
The Forrest Little golfer has earned a precious invite to contest the Evian Championship in July after securing 3.5 of a possible 4 points on offer during a special week