Munster PGA Morgan O’Donovan Perpetual Trophy 2015

2015 Order of Merit

Gary O'Flaherty, leader of the 2014 Order of Merit

Gary O’Flaherty, leader of the 2014 Order of Merit

After a few queries this week, I’ll get to work on the Senior Scratch Cup Order of Merit after the Munster Strokeplay this weekend.  There were 11 Senior Scratch Cups in Cork last year, and all look like going ahead this year. The same points scheme will apply with points increasing for 36, 54 and 72 hole events.  And just to remind everyone, here’s last years final standings:

https://corkgolfnews.com/2014/09/22/senior-scratch-cup-order-of-merit-2/

Davis College win North Cork Schools Senior Golf Championship

Roy Whelan, Edward Walsh, Greg Barrett and Darren O'Riordan from Davis College Mallow, winners of the North Cork Schools Senior Golf Championship.

Roy Whelan, Edward Walsh, Greg Barrett and Darren O’Riordan from Davis College Mallow, winners of the North Cork Schools Senior Golf Championship.

Davis College Mallow won the North Cork Schools Senior Golf Championship last week after an entertaining day’s golf in Mallow Golf Club.  There were five post primary schools in action, and the event was sponsored by Conway Golf (Mallow Golf Club). Continue reading

Davey’s Delight in Lee Valley

A smiling David O'Donovan pictured with the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup after winning the Mardyke Arena sponsored tournament. Picture: Niall O'Shea
A smiling David O’Donovan pictured with the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup after winning the Mardyke Arena sponsored tournament.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Dave O’Donovan held his overnight lead to claim victory in the Mardyke Arena Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup this afternoon.  The win puts O’Donovan into the crosshairs for Munster selection , especially given that Phil Cooney and Fred Twomey were both in attendance to watch over the field.

O’Donovan held a three shot lead but there were six golfers within six strokes and the job was by no means complete.  Robin Dawson lead the early pace, posting a five under par 67.  He was one of only four players to break par over the weekend but it did bring him up to 6th place from his overnight placing back in the field.  O’Donovan’s playing partners were three off the lead but neither could overhaul the deficit. Continue reading