Tuesday 17 October 2017

Harrington Ryder blow

Padraig Harrington and Paul Casey both drop out of automatic qualifying positions in the European Ryder Cup table following yesterday's Madrid Masters.

Luke Donald's victory takes him above Harrington on the world points list from which the first four members of Colin Montgomerie's side will come.

And by finishing third, Italian Francesco Molinari moves into one of the five spots on offer from European Tour earnings, leaving world No 8 Casey in need of a wild card as things stand. l KILLEEN'S Maurice Kelly fired a closing round of 73 to capture the Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Castletroy Golf Club by three strokes, beating former British Seniors Open champion, Arthur Pierse of Tipperary, to the top prize.

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