Super 69 from Rumley to lead Leinster Students

AIG Barton Shield Munster Final 2018
Thurles Golf Club
Sunday 19th August 2018Eric Rumley came home in three under in Killeen today to sign for a 69 and lead the Leinster Students after the opening round.  Fresh from helping Kinsale to their first AIG Barton Shield title in Thurles on Sunday, the Kinsale man opened with a birdie but gave shots back on the third and fifth holes.  A birdie on the ninth got him back to even par, and set him up for the impressive back nine.  Birdies on the 12th and 13th got him into the red and a final birdie on the par three 18th saw him tie for the lead.  Stackstown’s John McCarthy is also on -3 while there are ten more golfers within three shots in the 54 hole tournament.

Gary Ward is in the top 15 on +3 while Darren Hourihan is in the top 30 two shots back.  The second round gets underway tomorrow morning with the top 45 plus ties qualifying for Friday’s final round.  The holder is John Murphy but he’s unable to defend his title as he returned to the University of Louisville last week.

Leinster Students Amateur Open Championship 

Killeen Golf Club
22 – 24 August 2018
 
Results After 18 Holes
Par: 72; SSS: 73: CSS: 74
69
E Rumley (Kinsale); J McCarthy (Stackstown)
70
D Smith (Newlands); N Hearns (Mountrath)
71
A Ryan (Thurles); J Knipe (Royal Portrush); A Hickey (Ballyhaunis)
72
W Small (Tandragee); J Hayden (Royal Dublin); S Mc Dermott (Co. Cavan)
73
L Cully (St. Anne’s)
74
W Farrell (Balmoral); M Grehan (Tullamore)
75
G Ward (Kinsale); E O’Brien (Clontarf); R Abernethy (Dun Laoghaire)
76
M Looby (Greystones); L Power (Galway); R Thompson (Greenacres); K Murphy (Dun Laoghaire); D Flynn (Carton House); J Conway (Donegal); P Cunnane (Malone); G Fitzmaurice (Balcarrick); D Cunningham (Tandragee); C Roe (Powerscourt); D Kelly (Hermitage)
77
B Greene (Holywood); D Hourihan (Douglas); J Mc Donnell (Forrest Little); M Shiel (Galway Bay); J Kelly (Ardee); D McAleenon (Edenmore); W Beatty (Greenacres)
78
L Flynn (Dun Laoghaire); D Curry (Coollattin); M McKenna (Dun Laoghaire); R Murphy (Dun Laoghaire); C Roche (Mallow)
79
I Lynam (Beech Park); W Eickholt (Portmarnock); R Dunne (Carton House); J Lawlor (Naas); S Doyle (Athlone); L O’Sullivan (Malone); H Gillivan (Westport)
80
J McCormick (Grange); N McCormick (Grange); L O’Connor (Edmondstown); C O’Carroll (Charleville); S Desmond (Monkstown); C Cummins (Killiney)
81
C Blakeney (Royal Tara); M O’Farrell (Galway); M Kennelly (Galway Bay); G Carr (Mullingar); R Steedman (Courtown); C Smyth (Powerscourt)
82
M Fitzsimons (Ardglass); H McGeary (Dungannon); C Butler (Kinsale); B Mc Guinness (Claremorris); C Henry (Strandhill); S McGuinness (Claremorris); D Brady (Co. Sligo); E Beecham (Woodbrook)
83
D Tully (Royal Tara); C Geoghegan (Borris); C Byrne (Woodbrook)
84
C Whelan (Gowran Park); B O’Connell (Bandon)
86
P Greene (Holywood)
87
A McCabe (Malahide); C Rodgers (Royal Portrush); J Murphy (Fota Island)
88
M Benner (Tralee)
90
D Mealia (Co. Longford)
RTD
S Walsh (Carton House)
NS
J Temple (Portmarnock)
RTD
C Murtagh (Balcarrick)