Boland leads Cork challenge in Castletroy, Crean takes top ten spot in Leinster Seniors

AIG Senior Cup, Mallow Golf Club, Sunday 25thth June 2017Mallow’s Adam Boland shot a one under par 71 in Castletroy yesterday in the opening round of the Irish Boys Open Championship.  Fresh from a positive weekend with Mallow’s Senior Cup team, Boland bogied the 3rd hole but followed it with three birdies on the back nine to turn on -2.  He opened the back nine with two bogies but got a shot back soon after and signed for a 71.  That has him in 8th place, four shots behind defending champion Mark Power who’s in the lead on -5.  Sean Leonard and Jack Egan will need to improve today if they are to make the cut.  Both are on +6, and Kanturk’s Daniel O’Connell is a shot behind on +7.

Crean & O’Donovan Challenge in Leinster.

Jerry Crean finished in the top ten at the Leinster Seniors in Dun Laoghaire yesterday.  The Kinsale man added an 81 to his 76 from the opening round and another day when the course tested all golfers.  Michael Quirke and Tom Cleary couldn’t improve on their positions, both shot 83’s yesterday and they finished tied on 160, alongside Bandon’s Donal O’Donovan.  All three finished just inside the top twenty.

Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship 2017, Dun Laoghaire GC
Monday 26th June – Tuesday 27th June, Round 1 CSS: 75 Round 2 CSS: 77
147 A Morrow (Portmarnock), 73, 74
153 M Kelly (Naas), 79, 74; R Joyce (Oughterard), 74, 79
154 F Flynn (Laytown & Bettystown), 71, 83
155 G McGimpsey (Royal Portrush), 81, 74; T Tyrrell (The Heath), 77, 78; T Lennon (Carlow), 76, 79
156 L Halpin (Westport), 79, 77; B Whitaker (Elm Park), 77, 79
157 J McVeigh (Carlow), 76, 81; J Crean (Kinsale), 76, 81
158 A Brannock (Newlands), 81, 77; J Mitchell (Tramore), 80, 78; P Rogers (Dundalk), 78, 80; J Hughes (Woodbrook), 77, 81; J Gilbert (Malone), 76, 82
159 D Wilson (Royal Co. Down), 81, 78; N Steedman (European), 80, 79; E Heywood (City of derry), 76, 83
160 H Smyth (Mourne), 78, 82; M Quirke (Doneraile), 77, 83; A Egan (Royal Curragh), 77, 83; T Cleary (Cork), 77, 83; D O’Donovan (Bandon), 76, 84
161 B Donlon (Birr), 83, 78; P Early (The Royal Dublin), 80, 81; R McCartney (Royal Portrush), 77, 84
162 D Brabazon (Balbriggan), 82, 80; M Ahern (Skerries), 81, 81; R Smyth (Laytown & Bettystown), 80, 82; I Smyth (Clandeboye), 77, 85
163 N Woods (Bangor), 85, 78
164 G Mellerick (Fota island), 85, 79; N Kilgallon (European), 82, 82; P Lewis (Woodbrook), 80, 84; N Mannion (Dun Laoghaire), 78, 86; M Rourke (Ardglass), 78, 86
165 P Brennan (Palmerstown Stud), 85, 80; K Sheehy (Athlone), 82, 83; P Murphy (Carlow), 81, 84; B Burke (Moate), 81, 84
166 D Weekes (Malone), 82, 84; D Walpole (Milltown), 78, 88
167 T Byrne (Greystones), 88, 79; D Roberts (Rathcore), 85, 82; A Smith (Blainroe), 84, 83; C Sothern (woodbrook), 78, 89
168 T Byrne (Dun Laoghaire), 86, 82; L MacNamara (Rosslare), 86, 82; M Kirby (Grange), 84, 84; E Murphy (Royal Curragh), 83, 85; M D’arcy (Oughterard), 80, 88
169 T Ryan (Malahide), 82, 87
170 G O’Kennedy (Athlone), 84, 86
171 K Lapsley (Dunfanaghy), 87, 84; M Eager (Lucan), 85, 86; R Timlin (Galway), 83, 88; J Gore (Oughterard), 83, 88; S Bell (Gracehill), 80, 91
172 J Crowley (Athy), 84, 88; P O’Hagan (Wicklow), 83, 89; D Coyle (K Club), 81, 91
173 G Phelan (Woodenbridge), 87, 86; P Hautz (Delgany), 86, 87
174 P Morgan (Co. Sligo), 90, 84; D Timbs (Strandhill), 89, 85; M Higgins (Claremorris), 88, 86; J Whelan (Canada), 88, 86
176 M Gaynor (Co. Meath), 90, 86; C Muldowney (Grange), 88, 88; J Crowley (The Island), 86, 90; L Adams (The Heath), 86, 90; H MacKeown (Portmarnock), 85, 91
177 P McCormack (Dun Laoghaire), 92, 85; P Cooley (Portstewart), 87, 90
178 J Dowey (Lurgan golf club), 87, 91
180 T Griffin (Corballis Links), 91, 89; R Cotter (Delgany), 89, 91; E Connolly (Blainroe), 87, 93
182 D Lindsay (Strandhill), 93, 89
183 P O’Flanagan (Woodbrook), 87, 96
189 T McGlynn (Craddockstown), 95, 94
190 F McGowan (Athlone), 97, 93; A Clarke (Co. Louth), 96, 94
194 J Collins (Bearna), 93, 101
196 P O’Brien (Forrest Little), 95, 101
NR J Noonan (Grange); E Bourke (Castle); A Bell (Greencastle); P Higgins (Forrest Little); K Knightly (The Royal Dublin); P O’Grady (The Royal Dublin); B O’Leary (Greystones); M Coote (Tralee); N Duke (Killiney); V Smyth (Co. Louth);
RTD B O’Malley (The Royal Dublin); P Smyth (Killiney); S Ward (Layton and Bettystown ); J Dempsey (Royal Curragh); L O’Connor (Stackstown); S Duffy (Westmanstown); L Doran (Ardee)
NS W Todd (Blackwood)
RTD S Prendergast (The Royal Dublin)