A top class field has entered for the Munster Strokeplay which takes place at the end of this month and the cut looks like falling again from the 2016 mark of 0.5. Entries for the showpiece Cork Golf Club event closed last night and there were no less that seven late entries that should qualify, four of those playing from plus handicaps. Although all handicaps will need to be verified, it’s looking like the cut will fall at 0.3, with not all of those playing from this mark getting in on the first cut.
Tiernan McLarnon was one of the late entrants and he leads the handicaps, playing from +3.6. There are over fifty golfers playing from plus handicaps including 24 who are off +2 or better.
This year the event has the added attraction of qualifying for the GUI senior order of merit, the Willie Gill Award, and that’s in addition to the WAGR status which will no doubt interest lots of golfers. Former winners Pat Murray, Barry Anderson, Shaun Carter and holder Cathal Butler have all entered, along with Cork hopefuls John Hickey, Gary O’Flaherty and Mark Ford who will be looking to be the first Cork golfer to claim the Munster title.