Thursday 29 September 2016

Sharvin squeezes through on cut mark

Published 27/02/2016 | 02:30

Cormac Sharvin (Getty Images)
Cormac Sharvin (Getty Images)

Despite a nervy second-round 75, Cormac Sharvin made the cut at the Perth International in his first European Tour event.

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A run of four bogeys from the turn put the Ardglass man on the cut mark, but a birdie at the last eased the 23-year-old's nerves and left him one under par for the tournament.

However, Paul Dunne missed the cut at Lake Karrinyup Country Club by one stroke on one over after a 72.

Elsewhere, Ireland are on course for double glory at the European Nations Cup in Spain - although the players were unable to finish round three at La Reserva yesterday.

A staggering eight-under par 64 from Naas' Jack Hume on Thursday had shot him into a 12-stroke lead on eight under in the individual event heading into round three

The Walker Cup star's heroics - the only sub-par second round among the entire field - helped Ireland into a 15-shot lead over nearest challengers France with 36 holes to play.

It meant Hume and team mates Alex Gleeson, Stuart Grehan and Dermot McElroy were in the driving seat to bring home the title for Ireland heading into yesterday's third round - but for the third day in succession, play was suspended.

Competitors - including Hume who was last out yesterday - will be back out early this morning to finish round three before beginning the final 18 holes.

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