Ross Fisher On Top

Englishman Ross Fisher carded an impressive 61 second round at the Irish Open in Killarney today which gave him a 3 shot lead heading into the third day.

Fisher put in a 29 on the front nine with six consecutive birdies and continued to find form on the back nine with birdies between the 11th and 14th. This left him in reaching distance to be the first man to break 60 on a European Tour event. However he didn’t manage to gain anymore strokes on the final four holes to finish the day on 61.

This result does however start to reignite his Ryder Cup hopes showing he is good form with his round of 61 being his lowest ever on the European Tour.

York born Simon Dyson missed the level par halfway cut by two strokes today after a promising first day of one under. The worlds number 75 had expressed ambition to make the full four day stay but will be going home disappointed.

First round leader David Howell returned to the club house with a disappointing 75 which drowned hopes of a return to form after a solid performance of 64 on the opening day. This however looks impressive next to Jamies Elson and Hennie Ottos respective rounds of 84 and 83.

Rounding up the top three after the second round is the Italian Francesco Molinari, who finished the day holding a 66, and Padraig Harrington, who closed off with a solid 67. Rory McIlroy is still in the chasing pack finished the day on seven under.