Cleary wins Munster Seniors

Cleary wins Munster Seniors

By Niall O’Shea

Tom Cleary (Cork) gd

(Pic, Jim Finn, Thurles via GUIMB)

Cork’s Tom Cleary captured his second Munster Seniors Amateur Open in Thurles today, although it took a seven hole play-off to separate the top three.  Although he won the title in 2009, Cleary suffered a play-off defeat last year as Arthur Pierce won when the championship was held in Cleary’s home course of Cork GC. 

At the end of the 36 holes, three golfers were tied on +6.  Cleary was joined by Bandon’s Donie O’Donovan and Elm Park’s Brian Whitaker.  Had a countback rule been in operation, O’Donovan would have lifted the trophy after shooting a level par 72.  The rules however called for a three hole play-off which still couldn’t settle the competition.  It took a total of seven holes before Cleary broke free and captured the title.

Defending champion Arthur Pierce finished tied 4th, two shots off the leaders.  Doneraile’s Michael Quirke was sixth, one further shot behind and Bandon’s John Carroll was tied for 11th place.  Full results below:

 

Munster Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Thurles Golf Club

13 & 14 May
Sponsored by Clarion Hotel Limerick

Results after round 2
Round 1 CSS 75
Round 2 CSS 75

WINNER Tom Cleary (Cork) 150
RUNNER UP Donal O’Donovan (Bandon) 150
THIRD Brian Whitaker (Elm Park) 150
FOURTH John Mitchell (Tramore) 152
FIFTH Arthur Pierse (Tipperary) 152
SIXTH Michael Quirke (Doneraile) 153

 

1ST Nett A Patrick Johnson (Carrick-On-Suir) 139
2nd Nett A Michael D’arcy (Oughterard) 142
1st Nett B Mervyn Eager (Lucan) 143
2nd Nett B Jerry Gore (Oughterard) 148
1st Nett C John Cuffe (Monkstown) 148
2nd Nett C John Carroll (Bandon)  149

150D O’ Donovan (Bandon) 78 72, T Cleary (Cork) 75 75, B Whitaker (Elm Park) 75 75
152J Mitchell (Tramore) 78 74, A Pierse (Tipperary) 75 77
153M Quirke (Doneraile) 76 77, M Eager (Lucan) 75 78
154B Donlon (Birr) 78 76, I Smyth (Clandeboye) 77 77, M Darcy (Oughterard) 72 82
155J Carroll (Bandon) 79 76, T Tyrrell (The Heath) 78 77, P Johnson (Carrick-on-suir) 78 77
156R Berry (Rossmore) 78 78
157N Steedman (Courtown) 78 79
158P Cowley (Cork) 81 77, J Cuffe (Monkstown) 80 78, D Morris (Limerick) 79 79, J Gilbert (Malone) 79 79, L Troy (Thurles) 79 79, G Mellerick (Fota Island) 79 79, M Galvin (Limerick) 77 81, D Walpole (Milltown) 76 82
159T Hayes (K Club) 81 78, A Wynne (Strandhill) 80 79, J Dempsey (Royal Curragh) 79 80
160N Paterson (Milltown) 81 79, F Reynolds (Tramore) 80 80
161B McDonnell (K Club) 85 76, R McDowell (Royal Belfast) 84 77, N Duke (Killiney) 83 78, P Donnachie (Cobh) 82 79, D Corcoran (Thurles) 81 80, R Timlin (Galway) 80 81, M Ahern (Skerries) 79 82, M Conroy (Galway) 78 83
162L MacNamara (Rosslare) 82 80, T Saunders (Ennis) 80 82, G Murphy (K Club) 80 82, G Reeves (Limerick) 79 83, P Harrington (Muskerry) 76 86
163B O’Malley (The Royal Dublin) 83 80, G Maher (Castletroy) 82 81, T Goode (Lucan) 80 83
164P Morrissey (Balbriggan) 85 79, N Kilgallon (European) 82 82, J Gore (Oughterard) 81 83
165N Mannion (Dun Laoghaire) 81 84, K Sheehy (Athlone) 81 84, J O’Donoghue (Tipperary) 81 84, L Horgan (The Heath) 80 85, J Smyth (Lahinch) 80 85
166D Roberts (Rathcore) 85 81
167M Higgins (Claremorris) 85 82, A Campbell (Massereene) 84 83, M Donohue (Portumna) 84 83, P Murphy (Cork) 84 83
168D Egan (Loughrea) 86 82, G O’Kennedy (Athlone) 85 83, M Foley (Faithlegg) 84 84, G Phelan (Macreddin) 83 85
169G O’Keeffe (Waterford) 87 82, D Sheedy (Lahinch) 85 84, J Rea (Clandeboye) 83 86, J Dowey (Lurgan) 83 86, R Cotter (Delgany) 79 90
170K O’Mahony (Galway) 87 83, R Fitzgerald (Tramore) 87 83, J Maguire (Co. Louth) 86 84, F Leonard (Knightsbrook) 86 84, L Hogan (Mount Temple) 82 88
171J McCann (Co. Louth) 88 83, K Lapsley (Dunfanaghy) 87 84, G Finn (Cork) 84 87, J O’Malley (Rathdowney) 82 89, S Hosty (Galway) 82 89
172W O’Brien (Ballykisteen) 82 90
173D Coyle (K Club) 88 85, P Hautz (Delgany) 87 86, B O’Gorman (Rossmore) 87 86, P Lynch (Slade Valley) 87 86, J Keegan (Courtown) 86 87
174J Crowley (Athy) 87 87, P Cooley (Portstewart) 85 89, D Tobin (Waterford) 84 90
175P Comerford (Corrstown) 90 85, J Houlihan (Dooks) 89 86, S Duffy (Westmanstown) 88 87, B McClean (The Royal Dublin) 88 87, M Hennessy (Lahinch) 86 89, M Lavelle (Muskerry) 85 90
176E Slater (Dungarvan) 90 86
179F Cronin (Muskerry) 91 88, T McGlynn (Craddockstown) 88 91
180E Connolly (Blainroe) 93 87
181T Pryor (Highwoods Bexhlll. England) 94 87
182D Creedon (Lahinch) 90 92, J Madden (walmley [wylde green]) 90 92, D Weekes (Dunmurry) 86 96
183J Kelly (Littlestone Golf Club) 94 89
184V O’Rourke (Naas) 93 91
185R Millar (Kirkistown Castle) 94 91, F Caine (Co. Louth) 92 93, R Ryland (Birr) 91 94
188T Lewis (Mitchelstown) 96 92, L Wall (Cahir Park) 93 95
189H Courtney (Rand Park Club) 91 98
NRL Cushen (The Heath) NR NR, K Knightly (The Royal Dublin) 84 NR
DQS Daly (Waterford) 87 DQ
WTD S Coyne (Killarney) 85 WTD, N Finnegan (Gort) 85 WTD, G Parkhill (Larne) 86 WTD, D Clifford (Cork) 89 WTD, J McDonnell (Castletroy) 90 WTD

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