O’Briain and McGrane three off the pace after two rounds of the PGA Play-Offs

Neil O'Briain

Neil O’Briain

Damien McGrane and Neil O’Briain (Old Conna GC) are three shots off the lead after the second round of the PGA Play-Offs at Saunton Golf Club.
With two rounds remaining, the duo – who both carded rounds of one under 70 – are in four-way tie for third place on two under par at the £15,000 event.
Former champion Paul Streeter hit a purple patch on the greens to surge into the lead at the halfway stage. The Lincoln Golf Centre pro, who won this title in 2007, reeled off five birdies on the front nine to set the pace.
While closing bogeys took the shine off the round, his three-under-par 68 was still enough to give him a one stroke advantage over Beedles Lakes’ Matt Cort who added a second 69.
Robert Coles from Maylands in Essex is also in the mix having carded a best of the day 65 which included eight birdies and leaves him one under par for the 72-hole tournament alongside Graham Fox and Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) who carded a one over 72.
David Higgins (Waterville) struggled to a four over par 75 and is now tied for 17th, 10 shots behind leader Streeter.
The top ten finishers are guaranteed a place in next year’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth while there are two places up for grabs at the British Masters as well three spots in the Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup team.

PGA Play-Offs scoring

PGA Play-Offs
At Saunton GC (Par 71)
Leading scores
1 P Streeter (Lincoln Golf Centre) 69/68                                      137
2 M Cort (Beedles Lake GC) 69/69                                                   138
T3 D McGrane 70 70                                                                                  140
T3 N O’Briain (Old Conna GC) 70 70                                               140
T3 G Hutcheon (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Inchma) 71 69   140
T3 A Willey (Bulwell Forest Golf Club) 71 69                            140
T7 G Fox (Clydeway Golf) 73 68                                                          141
T7 C Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance Ltd) 69 72                141
T7 R Coles (Maylands Golf & CC) 76 65                                          141

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