Friday, July 7, 2017

Irish Open Day 2 - Portstewart Golf Club

Where's a Professional when you need one!
Rain started the day; sunshine finished it. Tomorrow looks rather exceptional.

The scoring was free and easy... even if Rory would disagree. The boy couldn't buy a putt and misses the cut once again. Birdies and eagles were flying thick and fast but the Holywood star and number four in the world managed just six in his 36 holes and countered that with five bogeys and a double.

It's great to see some seldom seen names atop the leaderboard, while Rahm's presence is most threatening.

One of the leaders is Frenchman Benjamin Hebert. In his post-round interview he was asked what has changed for him this week after some disappointing performances. His response was simple... he said he changed his shoes... and he was only half joking.
The crowd swells as Rory approaches.
Paul Dunne is one of many who continues to impress and while the Northern Irish representation is now limited to Michael Hoey (-4), the boys from south of the border number four: Lowry, Moynihan, Harrington and Dunne.
Too many signatures? Two caps is the obvious solution.

Hanson hits two perfect shots onto the 7th green. Easy birdie.
The atmosphere seemed to ramp up a good bit today with attendance rising by 1,000. The loss of Rory may affect proceedings slightly, but there's still a lot to play for and a lot of excitement to come.

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