Quirke wins Leinster Seniors Title

2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Glasson Golf

Michael Quirke (Doneraile) winner of the 2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Glasson Golf Club today. Picture by Pat Cashman

Doneraile’s Michael Quirke won the Leinster Seniors today, a one under par 72 was enough to give the North Cork man a three stroke margin of victory at Glasson Golf Club.  Fifteen steady pars were interrupted by two birdies and one bogey as Quirke carded one of only two under par rounds of the championship.  Michael had shot a level par 73 in the first round to hold the joint lead with  Garth McGimpsey and Val Smith.  Neither Smith or McGimpsey could match their first round scores, McGimpsey’s 78 was good enough for 4th place while Smith faded with an 86.  Barry O’Leary (Greystones) was second on +2 and John Mitchell (Tramore) was third on +4.  Cork’s Tom Cleary had another 76 today to give  him a share of 5th place, with Jerry Crean (Kinsale) and Peter Cowley (Cork) tied in 13th place.  George Mellerick (Fota Island), John Cuffe (Monkstown) and Paddy Harrington (Muskerry) all finished down the field.

Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship 2016 (Glasson Golf Club)

2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Glasson Golf

Michael Quirke (Doneraile) winner of the 2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Glasson Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

145 Michael Quirke (Doneraile Golf Club) 73 72
148 Barry O’Leary (Greystones) 76 72
150 John Mitchell (Tramore) 77 73
151 Garth M McGimpsey (Royal Portrush) 73 78
152 Tom Tyrrell (The Heath Golf Club) 76 76, Tom Cleary (Cork Golf Club) 76 76
153 Billy Donlon (Birr) 78 75, Denis Deasy (Waterford) 76 77, John L Hughes (Woodbrook) 74 79
154 Brendan McDonnell (K Club) 78 76, Bert Burke (Moate) 75 79
156 Philip Brennan (Old Conna Golf Club) 81 75
157 Liam Halpin (Westport Golf Club) 81 76, Jerry Crean (Kinsale) 78 79, Peter Cowley (Cork Golf Club) 77 80
158 Tony Hayes (Co. Louth) 81 77, Noel Mannion (Dun Laoghaire) 80 78
159 James Gilbert (Druid’s Heath) 81 78, Danny Hutton (Carlow Golf Club) 80 79, Brendan O’Malley (The Royal Dublin) 77 82, Val Smyth (Co. Louth) 73 86
160 Neil Kilgallon (European Golf Club) 84 76, Ian Smyth (Clandeboye) 80 80
161 Seamus Ward (Laytown & Bettystown) 81 80, Kevin Sheehy (Athlone) 80 81, Hugh MacKeown (Portmarnock) 80 81, Mick Ahern (Skerries) 79 82
162 Gerry O’Keeffe (Waterford) 82 80, Richard Brooker (Skerries) 82 80, Martin Higgins (Claremorris) 82 80, Larry Hogan (Mount Temple) 82 80, Frank McGowan (Athlone) 81 81, George Mellerick (Fota Island) 80 82, Paddy Lewis (Woodbrook) 80 82, Steven Bell (Gracehill Golf Club) 78 84
163 Frank Flynn (Laytown & Bettystown) 87 76, John Cuffe (Monkstown Golf Club) 85 78, Eamon Coughlan (Moate) 84 79, Liam MacNamara (Rosslare) 83 80, Maurice Kelly (Naas) 81 82, Mick Gaynor (Co. Meath Golf Club) 80 83
164 Jim McVeigh (Carlow Golf Club) 84 80, Keith Lapsley (Dunfanaghy Golf Club) 84 80, Mervyn Eager (Lucan) 83 81, Liam Doran (Ardee Golf Club) 82 82, Hugh Smyth (Mourne) 82 82, Michael Darcy (Oughterard Golf Club) 80 84
165 Turlough Considine (Clontarf Golf Club) 85 80, Donal Brazil (Mount Temple) 84 81, Adrain Wynne (Strandhill Golf Club) 78 87
166 John Noonan (Grange) 86 80, Philip Fulham (Glenlo Abbey Golf Club) 85 81, Brian Whitaker (Elm Park) 80 86
167 Liam Galvin (Moate) 86 81, Paul Cooley (Portstewart Golf Club) 85 82, Peter Murphy (Carlow Golf Club) 84 83, Gerard O’Sullivan (Tralee Golf Club) 84 83
168 D.R. Weekes (Malone) 85 83, Gerard O’Kennedy (Athlone) 83 85
170 Brendan Thomas (Slieve Russell) 85 85, Noel Paterson (Milltown) 84 86, Rory Timlin (Galway Golf Club) 83 87, G. A. Finn (Cork Golf Club) 83 87, Colin Bell (Malone) 82 88
171 Patrick Morgan (Co. Sligo) 88 83, David Foley (The Royal Dublin) 86 85, Larry O’Connor (Stackstown) 84 87, Dave Roberts (Rathcore) 84 87
172 Patrick Higgins (Forrest Little.) 86 86
173 Des Egan (Loughrea) 95 78, Jerry Gore (Oughterard Golf Club) 87 86
174 Dermot Fagan (Athlone) 88 86, Patrick O’Brien (Forrest Little.) 88 86, Barry O Gorman (Rossmore Golf Club) 87 87
175 Paddy Harrington (Muskerry Golf Club) 90 85, John Doran (Letterkenny Golf Club) 86 89, Allan Clarke (Co. Louth) 83 92
176 Jody Gilhooly (Edmondstown) 89 87, Joseph Dowey (Lurgan Golf Club) 88 88
177 Paul Fogarty (Moate) 93 84, Frank Leonard (Knightsbrook) 91 86, Tony Hynes (Rosslare) 89 88, Oliver O’Sullivan (Laytown & Bettystown) 88 89, Joe Crowley (Athy Golf Club) 87 90, Justin Coughlin (Donegal Golf Club) 84 93
178 Tom Byrne (Greystones) 88 90
179 David Coyle (K Club) 91 88
181 Tim Griffin (Corballis Links) 96 85
182 Rory Fitzgerald (Waterford Castle Golf Club) 98 84, Murt O’Shea (Co. Louth) 95 87
183 P.J. Phelan (Cahir Park Golf Club) 93 90, Tom Campion (Athlone) 93 90
184 Richard Cotter (Delgany) 94 90, Tadg Mannion (Athlone) 94 90
187 John McCann (Co. Louth) 93 94
190 Michael O Brien (Moate) 91 99
195 John Bourke (Castle) 100 95
199 Arthur Bell (Greencastle Golf Club) 104 95, Sean Mc Namara (Killorglin Golf Club) 99 100
Michael Coote (Tralee Golf Club) 84 NR, Kevin Keenan (Dundalk) NR 98, Francis Reynolds (Tramore) NR 79, Kevin Knightly (The Royal Dublin) NR 84, John McGrath (Newcastle West Golf Club) NR 88, William Leggett (The Island) NR 100, Alan Egan (Curragh Golf Club) DQ NR, Alistair Campbell (Massereene) 84 WD, Morgan Pierse (Grange) 83 WD

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