Super 65 for Butler in Co Sligo, Flogas Irish Amateur Open

AIG Senior Cup Area Semi Finals 2018 Cork Golf Club Sunday 24th June 2018A birdie three on the last hole was the perfect finish to Cathal Butler’s round in Co Sligo today, as he signed for a 65 after a great second round.  Butler, who had a four over par 75 in his opening round, got to work early today and was three under through five holes.  He added another two birdies before the turn to go out in 31 (-5).  Although he had a few good birdie chances on the back nine he ended up with eight consecutive pars. He did close out on the 18th with a birdie, leaving him on -2 and tied for 20th at the halfway stage.  Needless to say the Kinsale golfer was in a positive frame of mind after his round.  “It was a relief as much as anything – it feels like a long time since I shot a low one” said Butler after the round.  “I was hitting it lovely, I only missed one green and hit a lot of the shots close.  The putter was steady throughout and it was nice to hole a long one on 18 to finish.”  Butler has been struggling with a back injury for the past while and that has contributed to his lack of recent appearances near the top of the leaderboard.  “I’m off around 2pm tomorrow so I’ll get a chance to go to the gym before hand.  My back has been troublesome for the past few weeks so I’ll do some exercises before I go out to play.”  As for the strategy for tomorrow, it more of the same for Cathal.  “I’ll just keep trying to make good decisions and smooth swings.  If I can stay as relaxed as I was today it should be another good day.”

James Sugrue followed his opening 70 (-1) with a two over par 73 today.  The Mallow man had a colourful back nine, comprised of two pars, three birdies, three bogies and an unfortunate double on the par five 12th.  He’s just inside the top 50, and a good round tomorrow should see him through to Sunday.  The 54 hole cut after tomorrow’s third round will see the top 50 (plus ties) go forward for Sunday’s final round.  Mel Deasy, back at the venue where he led the qualifier for the West just a few weeks ago has found the going a little tougher.  Rounds of 72 & 74 has him around 30 places outside the cut mark.  He’ll be looking for a good third round to get him through to Sunday.  Peter O’Keeffe will have work to do tomorrow, he’s just inside the top 100 after rounds of 76 & 72.  Sean Desmond had a disappointing day, an 82 (+11) has taken him out of contention after shooting a level par 71 yesterday.

Flogas Irish Amateur Open

At County Sligo Golf Club

Friday 17 May 2019

Round Two Scores – Complete

 

Level Par = 142

132 J Newton (Eng), 66, 66

134 R Mullarney (Galway), 62, 72

135 M Hammer (Ger), 71, 64

136 K Egan (Carton House), 70, 66; R Moran (Castle), 68, 68; C Strickland (Eng), 67, 69; K Kouwenaar (Ned), 67, 69; A Edwards-Hill (Eng), 67, 69

137 J McMahon (Eng), 72, 65; J Bolton (Eng), 67, 70

138 J Wright (Sco), 69, 69; E Walker (Sco), 66, 72

139 A Hietala (Fin), 71, 68; M Roberts (Wal), 71, 68; E Murphy (Dundalk), 71, 68; C Purcell (Portmarnock), 70, 69; J Burnage (Eng), 69, 70; G Cullen (The Links Portmarnock), 69, 70; B Chamberlain (Wal), 69, 70

140 C Butler (Kinsale), 75, 65; J Wilson (Sco), 73, 67; M Hirmer (Ger), 73, 67; S Roger (Sco), 72, 68; L Sanges (Wal), 72, 68; R Brazill (Naas), 71, 69; B Dietzel (Ger), 70, 70; B Firth (Eng), 69, 71; L Moolman (RSA), 69, 71; K Cantley (Sco), 68, 72; J Hull (Eng), 67, 73

141 O Huggins (Eng), 71, 70; H Byers (Eng), 71, 70; M Boucher (Carton House), 71, 70; M Honkala (Fin), 71, 70; R Cannon (Balbriggan), 70, 71; A Herrmann (Ger), 70, 71; M Kennedy (Royal Dublin), 70, 71; J Johnston (Sco), 69, 72; R Muir  (Sco), 66, 75

142 R Foley (Switzerland), 74, 68; D Langley (Eng), 74, 68; W Porter (Sco), 73, 69; T Vahlenkamp (Ger), 73, 69; P McKeever (Castle), 73, 69; R Williamson (Holywood), 71, 71; A McCormack (Castletroy), 71, 71; S MacPherson (Sco), 70, 72; T McLarnon (Massereene), 67, 75

143  J McDonnell (Forrest Little), 73, 70; H Islam (Eng), 73, 70; P Coughlan (Castleknock), 71, 72; M Naysmith (Sco), 71, 72; E McCormack (Galway), 71, 72; O Brown (Wal), 70, 73; H Foley (Royal Dublin), 70, 73; G Burns (Sco), 70, 73; J Sugrue (Mallow), 70, 73; R McNelis (Fintona), 68, 75

144 C Knipes (Eng), 74, 70; S Doyle (Black Bush), 73, 71; E Mcintosh (Sco), 73, 71; M Markovits (Ned), 73, 71; C Woollam (RSA), 71, 73; A Fahy (Dun Laoghaire), 71, 73; J Cass (Eng), 71, 73; G Collins (Rosslare), 71, 73; M Lamb (Eng), 70, 74; D Kitt (Athenry), 70, 74

145 C Campbell (Warrenpoint), 77, 68; J Walsh (Castle), 74, 71; A Marshall (Lisburn), 74, 71; S Flanagan (Co. Sligo), 74, 71; C Thornton (Eng), 73, 72; M Scowsill (Eng), 73, 72; S Walsh (Portmarnock), 73, 72; M McClean (Malone Golf Club), 73, 72; J Cooper (Eng), 73, 72; C Woodroofe (Dun Laoghaire), 72, 73; P Poate (USA), 71, 74; L O’Neill (Connemara), 67, 78

146 J Biggs (Eng), 77, 69; J Davies (Wal), 77, 69; W Dodds (Eng), 76, 70; M Essam (Eng), 74, 72; G Dunne (Co. Louth), 73, 73; J Rowe (Tandragee), 73, 73; M Deasy (Lee Valley), 72, 74; D Antonisse (Ned), 69, 77

147  F van Dijk (Ned), 76, 71; D Reddan Jnr (Nenagh), 76, 71; J Byrne  (Baltinglass), 74, 73; D Howie (Sco), 72, 75; H Goddard (Eng), 72, 75

148 M Harris (Wal), 78, 70; R Lyons (Olympic), 77, 71; P O’Keeffe (Douglas), 76, 72; M McKinstry (Cairndhu), 75, 73; E Smith (The Links Portmarnock), 74, 74; M Power (Kilkenny), 73, 75; M Nolan (Dun Laoghaire), 71, 77; M Farr (Eng), 69, 79

149 C Salter (Eng), 78, 71; J Hawksby (Eng), 74, 75; L Irvine (Sco), 72, 77; L Owen (Eng), 72, 77; J Whelan (Newlands), 71, 78

150 C Wilson (Sco), 76, 74; F O’Sullivan (Tralee), 75, 75; J McCarthy (Grange), 75, 75; L Hinton (Eng), 74, 76; I Lynch (Rosslare), 73, 77

151 M Norton (Belvoir Park), 76, 75; R Latimer  (Knock), 75, 76; J Hapgood (Wal), 75, 76

152 J Temple (Portmarnock), 77, 75; M Herrmann (Ger), 75, 77; P Connolly (Killeen Castle), 74, 78

153 J Stokes (Eng), 78, 75; Z Karkaletsos (Eng), 78, 75; C Morris (Wal), 77, 76; T Tetak (Slo), 77, 76; C Wilson (Canada), 77, 76; C Barrow (Eng), 75, 78; R O’Connor (Co. Sligo), 74, 79; S Turner (Eng), 73, 80; S Desmond (Monkstown), 71, 82

155 T O’Connor (Athlone), 79, 76

157 J Fox (Portmarnock), 80, 77; K Murphy (Dun Laoghaire), 79, 78

159 W Small (Tandragee), 82, 77; D West (Eng), 77, 82; C Otten (Ger), 77, 82

 

RTD M McCormack (The Island); R Dutton (Tandragee); R Black (Hilton Templepatrick)

 

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