Brazill fires 65 to maneuver one clear via 54 holes at East of Eire – Information

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Naas’ Robert Brazill will probably be bidding to finish a exceptional comeback from damage and falling out of affection with the sport when he takes a one-stroke lead into this afternoon’s ultimate spherical of The D Lodge-sponsored East of Eire Novice Open at County Louth.

The 25-year previous, who achieved a lifelong dream in 2018 when he calmly rolled in a 12 footer for birdie on the ultimate inexperienced to beat Alex Gleeson and win the West of Eire Championship at Rosses Level, carded a exceptional seven-under-par 65 on this morning’s third spherical to guide by a shot on seven-under-par from Royal Portrush’s Jack Madden, who shot 71.

A prodigious hitter, Brazill was runner-up within the AIG Irish Shut at Ballybunion in 2019 and started eager about the skilled recreation.

However he put himself underneath a lot stress he started to fall out of affection with the sport, then noticed his world disintegrate when he fell off a scooter and broke the scaphoid bone in his proper wrist in March  2020.

His restoration has been a gradual one however after shedding greater than 10 kg working with health advisor Peter O’Keeffe and honing his swing with three-time East of Eire winner Noel Fox, he’s slowly coming again.

Runner-up to Jack Hearn within the North of Eire Strokeplay at Belvoir Park final Monday, he shot rounds of 71 and 73 to enter as we speak’s third spherical seven strokes behind Scotland’s Shaun Hedger, who fell again to two-over-par when he made eights on the sixteenth and 18th and carded an 81 this morning.

“I took a yr off and was working in groundworks, driving diggers and tractors,” Brazill mentioned. “However I’ve been working with Peter since February and with Noel Fox too and that’s been large.”

He began with a bogey after going lengthy and left on the first however eagled the par-five second, hitting a five-iron to seven ft from 205 yards, then birdied the fourth, fifth and sixth, knocking in putts of 10 ft and 12 ft earlier than lipping out for eagle from 25 ft.

Hit flicked a 77-yard wedge near birdie the ninth, then made twos on the fifteenth and seventeenth, hitting an eight iron to 5 ft and a six-iron to 12 ft.

He had solely a seven-iron to the 18th however discovered the again bunker and did not stand up and down, under-reading a proper to left breaking seven-footer.

First-round chief Madden (22), a former Ulster Boys interprovincial, adopted his opening 67 with rounds of 72 and 71 to get to six-under with Maynooth College star Hill from Athenry Golf Membership third on five-under.

Laytown and Bettystown star Maguire, who gained the Connacht Stroke Play and North of Eire titles to earn his first Irish cap final yr, additionally surged into rivalry with a 65, that includes 4 birdies and eagle threes on the sixth and 18th, leaving him simply three behind on four-under.

Richard Knightly (68), Forrest Little’s Jack McDonnell (71) and former West of Eire and South of Eire winner Caolan Rafferty (70) have been 4 again on three-under in a tie for fifth

East of Eire Championship, sponsored by The D Lodge, County Louth Golf Membership (Par 72) 

Detailed scores

Ultimate spherical tee-times (Rd. 3/Rd. 4)

1st

12:30 Mulholland, Buckley;
12:41 Hynes, Dooley, Williamson;
12:52 Cannon, Dunne, McKinstry;
13:03 Shiel, E Murphy, Smith;
13:14 Whelan, Maccanna, Lenehan;
13:25 Walker, Hearn, Hood;
13:36 McGlynn, Collins, Connolly;
13:47 Griffin, O’Keeffe, Okay Murphy.

1st/tenth

12:30 Tiernan, Maguire, Hewitt;
12:41 Farrell, Ward, Harkin;
12:52 Deasy, Latimer, O’Neill;
13:03 Kennedy, Jones, Knightly;
13:14 Ronan, O’Connell, Brazill;
13:25 Doherty, Hogg, Rafferty;
13:36 Hickey, Fox, McDonnell;
13:47 Hill, Madden, Hedger.

After 54 holes

209 R Brazill (Naas) 71 73 65

210 J Madden (Royal Portrush) 67 72 71

211 A Hill (Roscommon) 71 69 71

212 A Maguire (Laytown & Bettystown GC) 75 72 65

213 R Knightly (Royal Dublin) 75 70 68, C Rafferty (Dundalk) 70 73 70; J McDonnell (Forrest Little) 74 68 71

216 L O’Neill (Connemara) 72 73 71; J Hearn (Tramore) 71 76 69; D Hogg (Belvoir Park) 69 74 73; J Fox (Portmarnock) 73 69 74; J Whelan (Grange) 72 76 68

217 M Kennedy (Royal Dublin) 72 73 72; J Hood (Galgorm Fort) 71 76 70; S O’Connell (Athenry) 70 74 73; R Griffin (Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC) 72 75 70; J Hewitt (Tandragee) 76 71 70

218 E Murphy (Dundalk) 77 72 69; B Ronan (Co. Louth) 75 70 73; S Hedger (West Kilbride) 70 67 81; G Dunne (Co. Louth) 73 76 69; J Doherty (Carton Home) 73 71 74

219 R Latimer (Clandeboye) 75 71 73; R Cannon (Balbriggan) 78 72 69; R Williamson (Holywood) 77 73 69; G Collins (Rosslare) 71 76 72; G Lenehan (Portmarnock) 74 74 71

220 A Mulholland (Castlerock) 75 75 70; R Hynes (Royal Dublin) 77 73 70; Okay Murphy (Arklow) 75 72 73; C Hickey (Dooks) 72 71 77

221 S Jones (Belvoir Park) 74 71 76; S Walker (Roscommon) 74 74 73; M McKinstry (Cairndhu) 74 75 72

222 P Connolly (The Hyperlinks Portmarnock) 71 76 75; M Deasy (Douglas) 75 71 76; S Ward (Belvoir Park) 74 72 77

223 C Harkin (Letterkenny) 75 71 77; E Farrell (Ardee) 72 74 77; A Smith (Mullingar) 71 77 75; P Buckley (Cork) 76 74 73

226 M Shiel (Galway Bay) 74 75 77; A Dooley (Carton Home) 77 73 76; G Tiernan (Co. Louth) 75 72 79

227 S McGlynn (Portmarnock) 71 76 80

229 C MacCanna (Carton Home) 73 75 81

230 P O’Keeffe (Douglas) 74 73 83

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