At the close of the first day's play at R.G.S.C., 2008 Irish Strokeplay champion Frank Dineen led on 95 for 36 holes. Frank's superb second round of eight under 46 left him three clear overnight from Darren Kane and Ian Dillon both on 98. Chris Scannell, Darren O'Reilly and Darren Goodall were on 99. Brian Webster, John McGrath, Jonathan Goodall, Ray Murphy and Stephen Murray all scored 100, while John Crangle, Terry McMorrow and Paul O'Brien were still just in touch on 101.
Defending champion Chrissie Byrne leds the ladies on 104, ahead of Geraldine Ward who fired 106, Tara Dillon (109) and Tracey McGrath (112). Britain's John Deeblewas the best played non Irish player with 102.
The Irish Open went ahead this morning although inevitably there have been some defections due to the recent travel restrictions.
After 18 holes Darren Kane (the nephew of former long serving PPUI official Peg Smith) led on 47. Five players (including three Kerrymen) were on 48 - Darren Goodall, Jonathan Goodall, Jason O Regan, Eoin Mithen and Ian Dillon. James McLoughlin, Gavin Carty, Damian Mullaney, Frank Dineen, Stephen Murray and Ray Murphy shot 49 while holder Damien Fleming was on 50. The 2009 winner shared that mark with a huge group - Larry McGinn, Brian Webster, Laurence Maher, John Crangle, Chris Scannell, Chrissie Byrne, Geraldine Ward, William Buckley Jr., Kenneth Kerin, Kieron Morrissey, Steven Keegan and Darren Thornberry.
Here's a link to the revised draw on the PPUI site.....