A marathon 48 matches were played in Muskerry today as 64 of the best junior handicap golfers played on the first day of the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy. Honorary Starter Tim O’Brien had the weather on his side as he started 32 matches this morning, and a further 16 matches this afternoon in the second round. Last year the competition endured a weather delay as the course was covered in hailstones. Light rain was about the worst that golfers had to endure and the Cloghroe course was in great condition. Joe Lane, Joe O’Keeffe and Hugo Gallagher were also busy men as the results came in thick and fast and the morning winners went back out for the afternoon matches.
Tomorrow will bring another two rounds for the successful golfers. Only one former winner remains in the competition, 2003 champion John McSweeney. The Muskerry member faces Noel McGee (Fota Island) who was the top qualifier two weeks ago. Play gets underway at 7.30am tomorrow morning.
|Ford Junior Scratch Trophy Round 3|
|49||Power, Liam||v||Linehan, Padraig|
|50||Harte, Benjamin||v||O’Sullivan, John|
|51||Boyd, Jack||v||Treacy, Ken|
|52||Manley, Patrick||v||O’Connell, Anthony|
|53||Bruen, Frank||v||Egan, Billy|
|54||McSweeney, John||v||McGee, Noel|
|55||O’Brien, Keiran||v||O’MAHONY, FINBARR|
|56||Cooney, Thomas||v||Brett, Stephen|