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Houston Open: Sam Burns shades out Jason Day to retain lead as Dustin Johnson looms in behind | Golf News

first_imgThe Australian quickly recovered from that, though, with birdies at the third, fifth and eighth before making more forward progress at the 12th and 16th.He looked well placed to claim the overnight lead when he hit his second shot to 15 feet at the last but an aggressive birdie putt saw him race his ball six feet past the hole and he then missed the putt back as he dropped alongside Mexican Ortiz, whose 67 included four birdies and one bogey.Austria’s Sepp Straka is fourth on seven under following a 66, one ahead of Johnson, whose round provided further evidence that he is shaking off the rust in his first tournament since the US Open. Get a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass Catch your favourite sport with a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass – one-off payment just £9.99 Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Burns, 24, who is chasing his first PGA Tour victory, made a faltering start with bogeys at the second and third but he was firmly back on track when he followed a birdie at the fourth by chipping in from 87 feet for an eagle at the par-five eighth.The American failed to build on that as he bogeyed the ninth and 11th but a strong closing stretch saw him birdie the 13th, 14th and 16th before he parred the 18th after a fine up-and-down from off the front of the green.Day, 32, whose last victory was in May 2018, started the day two behind Burns and also made an early slip when he bogeyed the second. Dustin Johnson is warming up nicely for The Masters next week after two solid rounds in Houston Dustin Johnson is warming up nicely for The Masters next week after two solid rounds in Houston

INQUEST OF ELDERLY COUPLE CANNOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL MURDER TRIAL

first_imgJulian Cuddihy arrives at a previous court sitting. Pic by Northwest News Pix.An inquest into the deaths of an elderly Inishowen couple cannot go ahead until a High Court case is heard in Dublin.Carndonagh Coroner’s Court has heard that the inquests of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy cannot proceed until a trial takes place. The couple, both aged in their seventies, died after being violently attacked in their Churchtown, Carn home on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.Two days later, their son Julian Cuddihy (44) was charged with the murder at a special sitting of Ballyshannon District Court.Garda Superintendent Eugene McGovern said the inquest, when it happens, will “definitely take more than a day.”Coroner, retired doctor John Madden, said he would “like to get it completed in July if possible”.However Supt McGovern said he “cannot see that happening.”“I would say it definitely will not be ready by July.”Dr. Madden asked if the Cuddihy inquest could go ahead in July if Julian were to plead guilty in June.However Supt McGovern still didn’t think so.“Even if there is a guilty plea or a plea of insanity, that will require a lot of evidence and medical reports. It’s highly unlikely to be ready.”Dr. Madden and Supt McGovern agreed to set a ‘provisional’ inquest date of July 22.“We’ll be in a position by then to know the attitude of the defence. We will know what will have happened on June 7,” Supt McGovern told the Carn sitting of the Coroner’s Court.Members of the Cuddihy family did not attend Friday’s short Coroner’s Court hearing but solicitor Ray Lannon maintained a watching brief on their behalf.At the joint-funeral of Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddihy in October 2014, the couple’s daughter Maureen made a public appeal urging local families to seek immediate help for anyone they suspected to be suffering from mental health problems.INQUEST OF ELDERLY COUPLE CANNOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL MURDER TRIAL was last modified: April 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghdonegalInishowenJulian Cuddihymurdersonlast_img read more