Peter O’Keeffe has worked hard all year to win a senior scratch cup, and this weekend he won two. After shooting a winning 68 in Kinsale yesterday, O’Keeffe was back on course this morning in Castlemartyr. Starting early again, the Douglas man plotted his way around the Ron Kirby designed links and carved out a three under par 69.
And O’Keeffe repeated another thing this morning that he did yesterday. He lost a ball on the opening hole and took a double bogey. The Munster golfer’s tee shot found the heavy rough and the ball was lost. Like yesterday he recovered and added three pars before getting his first birdies on the 5th. He also birdied the par five 8th to gt back to level par before parring the 9th. O’Keeffe went under par following a birdie on the 11th but couldn’t do better than that as he parred the next five holes where at least a birdie or two might have been expected. He capitalised on the closing holes however. He chipped in on the 17th after missing the green, and on the last hole he hit a nine iron from 175 yards to ten feet. He made the putt to sign for a winning 69.
Dave O’Donovan (Muskerry) took second place with a 73 and Kinsale’s Cathal Butler was third with a 74. Mallow’s James Sugrue was fourth with 75 and Michael Lenihan won the best nett prize.