Cork’s interest in the South of Ireland Championship could be dramatically reduced tomorrow after a tough day of scoring for much of the field. Mallow’s Paul McCarthy is the low Cork player, he shot a round of two over par for a share of 23rd place. Cork’s Gary O’Flaherty is the only other Cork player inside the matchplay cut mark of 64, he’s +4 in 53rd place.
The CSS of 76 was a good indication of the difficulties faced by golfers on the famous Lahinch links during the opening day of play. Several golfers recorded scores in the mid and high 80’s with two scores in the 90’s returned.
The second strokeplay round takes place tomorrow, with the top 64 going on to the matchplay stage.