McCar­ron ahead in match­play qual­i­fiers

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - COMMENT -

NORTH WEST’S Kyle McCar­ron added a two-un­der 69 to his open­ing 68 to lead the qual­i­fiers for the match­play stages of the West of Ire­land Cham­pi­onship at Rosses Point

The for­mer Ir­ish Youths cham­pion mixed an ea­gle and four birdies with two bo­geys and a dou­ble-bo­gey at the sev­enth to fin­ish on five-un­der-par 137, edg­ing out 2016 West of Ire­land cham­pion Jonathan Yates from Naas on a count­back for the sil­ver medal.

Yates also shot rounds of 68 and 69 but lost out to McCar­ron, whose birdie at the 18th de­cided the count­back in his favour.

They fin­ished a shot ahead of first-round leader Robin Daw­son from Tramore, who could not re­peat his first round form and fol­lowed his cham­pi­onship record 64 with a 74 to fin­ish third on four-un­der.

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