O’Keeffe leads in Tralee, Kerry Scratch Cup

Munster Strokeplay Championship, Munster Golf, Cork Golf Club, Sunday 30th April 2017Tough weather conditions meant that the scoring was high in Tralee, but Peter O’Keeffe finished his 36 holes tied for the lead.  Rounds of 76 and 75 from O’Keeffe were matched by Tralee’s Fergal O’Sullivan.  The Tralee man has won already this season, he retained his Ballybunion Scratch Title a few weeks ago and will be fancied by locals.  Both O’Sullivan and O’Keeffe are on 151, three shots ahead of second placed John Murphy who had two rounds of 77.

Gary Ward is the next best Cork player, but he’s 11 shots off the lead and in 12th place.  Cathal Butler and James Sugrue were both in contention after the first round, but they both had afternoon rounds in the mid eighties which has all but ruled out a win.

Third round takes place tomorrow and is limited to the top 30.

Kerry Scratch Cup (36 hole scores)

151 Peter O’Keeffe, 76,75
151 Fergal O’Sullivan 76,75
154 John Murphy 77,77
155 Ted Collins 77,78
156 Evan Farrell 78, 78

Selected others:
162 Gary Ward
164 Con O’Callaghan
165 Cathal Butler
165 James Sugrue
167 Cillian Moloney
170 Conor Dowling