#ASunMGolf: Former A-Sun Standouts Advance at Irish Open

Friday, June 28, 2013

KILDARE, IRELAND – Former A-Sun golfers Gareth Shaw and Seamus Power advanced while Kevin Phelan, Rhys Pugh and Rhys Davies completed their participation in the 2013 Irish Open after two rounds.

Shaw, a former ETSU standout and 2008 A-Sun Player of the Year, fired a second-round 68 to move to three-under-par (141) and into a tie for 25th. Power, a two-time A-Sun champion and the 2009 A-Sun Player of the Year, carded rounds of 69 and 75 to finish just above the cut line at even par (144).

Phelan (72-73/145, +1) finished in a tie for 73rd with a host of players who missed the cut by one stroke including PGA veterans Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington and fellow amateur and countryman Gavin Moynihan. Pugh (73-74/147, +3) tied for 105th, a stroke better than Rory McIlroy and the fourth amateur in the field, Reeve Whitson. Davies (73-75/148, +4) finished a stroke behind Pugh in a tie for 115th. Davies was a two-time (2006, '07) A-Sun Player of the Year.

Shaw and Power will continue in the Open through Sunday, while Pugh is expected to play in the Open Championship at Muirfield in July and the US Amateur in August.