Peter O’Keeffe won the Kinsale Senior Scratch Cup today with a four under pat 68. O’Keeffe recovered after an interesting start, he put a three iron out of bounds on the first tee which meant he walked onto the second hole on +2. He recovered however and started racking up the birdies. He went under par on the 3rd, 6th and 8th before dropping a shot on the 9th. O’Keeffe added four birdies and five pars on the back nine to set the clubhouse lead on -4. The round could have been better, O’Keeffe missed a birdie putt on the 17th and an eagle putt on the 18th. Still it was enough to give the Douglas and Munster golfer his first scratch cup of the year. Kinsale’s Keith Fitzpatrick also finished with a 68 but had to settle for second place with O’Keeffe beating him on the back nine. Cork’s John Hickey finished in third place. Many of the golfers today will be in action again tomorrow in the Castlemartyr Senior Scratch Cup.
John Murphy added two more wins today to his impressive record in the Czech Republic this week. Murphy had another successful outing with Kilkenny’s Mark Power this morning, winning their foursomes match against Slovakia 5&4. He went on to win his singles match this afternoon to close out the win for Ireland. After winning yesterday’s semi-final, Ireland had won promotion back to the European Division 1. Today’s win meant that they head back to the top flight as Division 2 champions