O’Leary one off the lead in Malone, Irish Seniors Close

GUI LogoCastlemartyr’s Hugh O’Leary is just one off the lead going into the final round of the Irish Seniors Close.  O’Leary was in the top ten after the first round and a one under par 71 today saw him rise to second place, just one shot behind Banbridge’s Jim Carvill.  O’Leary had a spectacular back nine.  After three bogies on the front nine and another on the 10th, he bounced back with five birdies in seven holes to sign for a 70.  O’Leary and Carvill were the only players to break par in the second round.

Douglas Captain Karl Bornemann proved the duties of high office needn’t interfere with your golf as he continued his recent good form.  Bornemann is tied for 7th after a tidy 74 today.  Michael Quirke (Doneraile) is just inside the top 20 on +8 and Cork’s Fergal Deasy is in 27th place on +10.  Tom Cleary made the cut for tomorrow’s final round right on the mark but there was no joy for John O’Brien, Donie O’Donovan or George Mellerick.

Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship, Malone Golf Club – Round 2 Scores 

141 J Carvill (Banbridge), 73, 68

142 H O’Leary (Castlemartyr), 72, 70

144 A Morrow (Portmarnock), 72, 72

145 M McMurray (Royal Portrush), 74, 71; E Haugh (Castletroy), 72, 73

146 D Mulholland (Castlerock), 72, 74

147 D Shearer (Malone), 75, 72; P Sheehan (Ballybunion), 74, 73; K Bornemann (Douglas), 73, 74
148 B Donlon (Birr), 72, 76; D Brabazon (Balbriggan), 71, 77
149 M Kelly (Naas), 77, 72; A Egan (Royal Curragh), 76, 73; M Scott (Hollystown), 74, 75; J McWilliams (Naas), 73, 76; D Hogan (Killeen), 73, 76
150 C Mcilroy (Holywood), 79, 71; D O’Neill (Carton House), 78, 72; J Mitchell (Tramore), 77, 73; M Quirke (Doneraile), 76, 74; T Tyrrell (The Heath), 75, 75; A Lilley (Ballyclare), 75, 75; B Hobson (Malone), 75, 75
151 T McClements (Clandeboye), 75, 76; B O’Leary (Greystones), 73, 78; N Duke (Killiney), 70, 81
152 H Smyth (Mourne), 81, 71; F Deasy (Cork), 77, 75; G McGimpsey (Royal Portrush), 76, 76; F Harrold (Castletroy), 76, 76; G O’Sullivan (Tralee), 76, 76; M Darcy (Tullamore), 73, 79; J Hughes (Woodbrook), 70, 82
153 J Kelly (Lucan), 81, 72; P Bevins (Carlow), 77, 76; C Murphy (Clandeboye), 72, 81
154 M Eaton (Holywood), 79, 75; B McDonnell (K Club), 74, 80
155 T Cleary (Cork), 81, 74; P Madigan (Waterford Castle), 79, 76; C Walshe (Dundalk), 78, 77; D Smith (Millicent), 78, 77; E Heywood (City of Derry), 77, 78; D Weekes (Malone), 76, 79; A Moran (Tuam), 75, 80
164 N Woods (Bangor) 79 85
165 H MacKeown (Portmarnock) 82 83

Non-Qualifiers:

L Halpin (Westport), 82, 74; J Gilbert (Malone), 79, 77; P Reilly (County Loth), 76, 80
P Higgins (Forrest Little), 82, 75; M Gaynor (Co. Meath), 79, 78; P Houston (Galgorm Castle), 79, 78; R McDowell (Royal Belfast), 79, 78; J Coey (Clandeboye), 78, 79; P Mitchell (Holywood), 78, 79; J Williams (Castle), 77, 80; J McVeigh (Carlow), 77, 80; R Cross (Enniscrone), 76, 81
P Lewis (Woodbrook), 81, 77; G Maher (Castletroy), 78, 80; P Comerford (Corrstown), 78, 80; M Coote (Tralee), 78, 80; K Lawlor (Beaverstown), 77, 81; B Brennan (Malone), 77, 81
J Dempsey (Royal Curragh), 80, 79; K Knightly (The Royal Dublin), 79, 80; K Magennis (Banbridge), 78, 81; J O’Brien (Castlemartyr), 76, 83
T Byrne (Greystones), 85, 75; R Timlin (Galway), 83, 77; S McGarry (Ballymena ), 82, 78; K Lapsley (Dunfanaghy), 82, 78; J Doran (Letterkenny), 81, 79; G Bailie (Lisburn), 80, 80; M McCormick (West Middlesex), 79, 81; F Flynn (Laytown and Bettystown ), 78, 82; D O’Donovan (Bandon), 77, 83; N Mannion (Dun Laoghaire), 80, 81; J Field (Tulfarris), 83, 79; D Wilson (Royal Co. Down), 82, 80; R Fitzgerald (Tramore), 82, 81; S Bell (Gracehill), 81, 82; D Francis (Ashbourne), 80, 83; G Alford (Royal Portrush), 83, 81; J Morris  (Hollywood Lakes), 81, 83; W Todd (Blackwood), 84, 81; T Griffin (Corballis Links), 84, 81; E Murphy (Royal Curragh), 83, 82; M Galvin (Limerick), 82, 83; P Cox (Balbriggan), 81, 85; M Higgins (Claremorris), 83, 84; P Hautz (Delgany), 82, 85; J Power (Portmarnock), 81, 87; D Mc Inerney (Lahinch), 87, 82; M D’arcy (Oughterard), 83, 86; W Miscampbell (Malone), 82, 87; B Whitaker (Elm Park), 80, 89; D Boyd (Royal Belfast), 84, 86; A Smith (Blainroe), 87, 84; E Connolly (Blainroe), 86, 85; P Fulham (Glenlo Abbey), 85, 86; G Hutchinson (Royal Belfast), 84, 88; P Phelan (Cahir Park), 92, 83; T Collier (Co Louth), 86, 90; S Hosty (Galway), 90, 90; N Gormley (Dungannon), 86, 97
WD J Gore (Oughterard), 78, WD; R Joyce (Oughterard), 76, WD
NR I Smyth (Clandeboye); A Bell (Greencastle)
RTD S Penney (Galgorm Castle); C Boyce (Rosapenna); M Ahern (Skerries); G Mellerick (Fota Island); K Sheehy (Athlone)

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