Moynihan in frame to qualify
A FOUR-UNDER par second-round 68 in Lisbon yesterday put Walker Cup star Gavin Moynihan firmly in contention to reach the second stage of the European Tour qualifying school.
The Dubliner made a spectacular start on the Ribagolfe course with five birdies in the first eight holes.
And despite a bogey on the ninth, he still reached the turn in 32 before coming home in 36.
The Island star is tied for 14th on four-under, and another two solid rounds should be enough to see him join Walker Cup team-mates Paul Dunne, Jack Hume and Gary Hurley in next month's second stage.
Brendan McCarroll is on three-under par after posting scores of 70 and 71, with Tim Rice one-under.
IRELAND seized the early momentum heading into day two of the Senior Ladies Home Internationals at Elm Park after recording an 8-0 whitewash against Scotland yesterday .
Five of the bronze-medal winning side from the European Senior Team Championship in Lithuania last month were back in action, and the hosts took a 3-0 lead in the foursomes, with victories for Gertie McMullen and Mary McLaren, Sheena McElroy and Pat Doran, and Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran.
The domination carried on into singles, where the highlight was a 7&6 win for new cap Mary Dowling.