Golf: George makes cut in Kerry London Championship

Motocaddy Masters -Wensum Valley - 2/5/13 - Picture : Frank Coppi / Matchroom Sport -  Nick McCarthy
Motocaddy Masters -Wensum Valley - 2/5/13 - Picture : Frank Coppi / Matchroom Sport - Nick McCarthy

George Woolgar has qualified for Saturday’s play at the Kerry London Championship on his return to the PGA EuroPro Tour.

The 27-year-old from Chesterfield shot 72 on both his first two rounds to remain even and eight off the lead at tied 20th ahead of Saturday’s play.

Richard Wallis and Nick McCarthy (pictured) share a three-stroke lead on eight under par ahead of the final round.

Billy Fowles, who won the championship last year, is third on the leaderboard at Burhill Golf Club, with George Cowan and Spaniard Sebastian Garcia Grout four shots off the lead and three players tied sixth on three under.

Wallis (Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club) held a one-shot overnight lead and began his second round confidently with a birdie on the first.

A bogey at seven took him back to level par for the round but birdies at 11 and 12 saw him sign for a two-under-par 70, taking his total score to eight under.

McCarthy (Moortown Golf Club) shot 68 in both his first and second rounds. Six birdies and two bogeys saw him join Wallis at the top of the leaderboard and the pair will tee off at 12.03pm for their final round on Saturday (June 1).

Fowles carded a magnificent 64 on the final day at Burhill 12 months ago to win the 2012 Kerry London Championship and is well-placed to mount a challenge for the title again this year.

The Wentworth golfer has finished fifth and sixth in the two 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour events of the season so far and is on course for at least another top ten placing this week.

Following the conclusion of the Kerry London Championship the top five players on the order of merit will be invited to play in the Challenge Tour’s Scottish Hydro Challenge, along with the top five Scottish nationals.

This ensures the winner of the Kerry London Championship an invite to the Challenge Tour event in Scotland.