Sugrue leads four Cork golfers in top 20 at Munster Youths

Monkstown Clubhouse

Early morning sunshine burns away the frost from the clubhouse at Monkstown as Day 2 at the Munster Youths gets underway. Picture Niall O’Shea

Mallow’s James Sugrue is the best placed Cork golfer going into the final round of the Munster Youths at Monkstown Golf Club.  The 2014 winner is three shot behind leader Jack McDonnell who shot 73 to finish on -1.  Sugrue is tied for second on +2, Hugh O’Hare from Fortwilliam is also on +2.

Kinsale’s Eric Rumley followed yesterday’s 70 with a 76 and that saw him drop from 3rd to a tie for 12th.  John Murphy is also tied for 12th place, both are seven shots off the lead so at best their chances of winning are marginal.  Cathal Butler is the third of four Kinsale golfers to make the cut, he added a 71 today to his 74 from yesterday, he is now in 6th place but is six strokes off the lead.

Munster Youths Amateur Open Scoring

Adam McSweeney (Douglas) finished in 24th place along with Alan Riordan (Muskerry).  Bandon’s Brian O’Connell was a shot behind in 30th place, with Paul Tobin (Cork) and Greg O’Mahony (Fota Island) a further shot behind.  Mark Healy (Kinsale) and Darragh O’Connor (Fota Island) made the cut right on the +12 mark.

Thos Caffrey’s Golffile Gallery from Day 2 at the Munster Youths

Golfers enjoyed sunshine for much of the second days play at the Munster Youths Amateur Open at Monkstown Golf Clubbut the forecast for tomorrow isn’t as good.  Heavy rain is forecast for the morning so conditions are likely to be testing for the qualifiers.

A total of 47 players made the cut (top 45 plus ties) which fell at 152 (+12)  The CSS was 72 again today indicating the difficulty that many players had in scoring.