Mallow’s McCarthy leads Cork Qualifiers at the South

Paul McCarthy (Mallow Golf Club)

Paul McCarthy (Mallow Golf Club)

Paul McCarthy from Mallow shot a one under par 71 to complete the 36 hole qualifier in 7th place at the South of Ireland in Lahinch.  The Munster Youths champion opened with a bogey but closed with the last of his three birdies to sign for a Continue reading

Challenging Opening Day at South of Ireland.

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.

<<South of Ireland Live Scoring from @ClubbAPP>>

Butler 4th in Munster Boy’s – Final Round Report

Kinsale’s Cathal Butler carded a one under par 71 in the final round of the Munster Boy;s Open Championship at Mallow Golf Club.  Although tied for second place, five behind winner William Small, Butler’s official finishing place was 4th on the countback.  After bogey on the tricky par three 16th, he birdied the 17th to go back into the red.  On a day when only four players bettered par, Butler’s 71 saw him jump from 10th place to fourth.  Conor Roche from the home club Continue reading