O’Flaherty runner-up in Ballybunion Senior Scratch Cup

Munster Strokeplay Championship 2016

Gary O’Flaherty (Cork)

Gary O’Flaherty proved he’s a golfer on form last weekend when he finished in second place at the Ballybunion Senior Scratch Cup.  The 2014 winner was just one shot behind winner Fergal O’Sullivan (Tralee) on level par.  This is the third year that Cork golfer finished in the top two, 2015 winner Ed Stack was third also finishing on level par.

Keith Crowley (Fota Island) was fourth and James Sugrue (Mallow) was fifth, both finished on +1 total of 144.  Jack Howard (Fota Island) finished just inside the top ten and Mark Ford (Cork) was 11th.  Mallow’s Eoin Goggin won the nett prize on -4.

The next senior scratch cup takes place at Castletroy this weekend.  Castletroy have put a huge effort into their Bank of Ireland sponsored event, and they have attracted a top class field which takes place over 36 holes on Saturday.  Some of the visiting entrants include; Pat Murray, Alan Thomas, James Sugrue, Mark Shanahan, Peter O’Keeffe, Eddie McCormack, Paul Flynn and Peter Sheehan, and local players, Andrew McCormack and Jack Ryan.

Ballybunion Senior Scratch Cup

  1. Fergal O’Sullivan Tralee Golf Club (0) 72 70 142 -1
  2. Gary O’Flaherty Cork (-2) 74 69 143 LEVEL
  3. Edward Stack (0) 71 72 143 LEVEL
  4. Keith Crowley Fota Island Golf Club (-1) 74 70 144 1
  5. James Sugrue Mallow Golf Club(-2) 71 73 144 1
  6. Pat Murray Limerick (-3) 75 70 145 2
  7. E Goggin Mallow Golf Club (3) 72 73 145 2
  8. Anton O’Callaghan Tralee Golf Club(4) 70 77 147 4
  9. Jack Howard Fota Island Golf Club(2) 74 74 148 5
  10. Eoin O’Connor (0) 74 74 148 5
  11. Mark Ford Cork (0) 73 77 150 7
  12. D Reddan Jnr Nenagh Golf Club (-1) 70 80 150 7
  13. Declan McInerney Lahinch Golf Club (1) 79 72 151 8
  14. Sean Barry Fota Island Golf Club(0) 77 74 151 8
  15. Ronan Cooney Lahinch Golf Club (2) 77 74 151 8
  16. Edmond Hayes (5) 76 75 151 8
  17. Cormac Finn Killarney Golf Club (0) 73 78 151 8
  18. D O’Sullivan (1) Tralee Golf Club(1) 77 75 152 9
  19. Kevin Purcell Old Conna Golf Club(4) 76 76 152 9
  20. Pat Harnett (4) 76 76 152 9