Murphy’s Play-Off win in Ulster Under 16

Jack Murphy pictured after winning the Ulster Boys Under 16 at Carnalea in Belfast.

15 year old Jack Murphy claimed his second win of the season, this time winning the Ulster Boys Under 16 title.  The Douglas golfer won a three hole play-off having tied for the lead at the end of the 36 hole event.  Murphy shot two rounds of 70 over the two days to finished tied for the lead on top of the leaderboard on two over par.

The play-off was closely contested as well, Murphy and James Marriott were tied after the first two holes.  Murphy won the final play-off hole to collect his second provincial title, he also won the Leinster Boys Under 16 last month.  There were quite a few Cork golfers in action in Belfast this week, James Walsh finished in 8th place, John Doyle was 20th and Paddy Quill, Sean Deasy, Louis Galvin all finished further down after the second round.  Sean Reddy and Wayne O’Callaghan were also in action but missed the cut for the second 18.

As well as playing in the Golf Ireland championships, Murphy has partnered Peter O’Keeffe in the AIG Barton Shield and the pair have clocked up impressive wins in the last two rounds.  They’re into the Munster East final and will take on Dungarvan later this month.  Murphy will also be looking forward to the Irish Boys Under 16 which takes place in just over two weeks time in Cahir Park.

This weekend Murphy will join many other top golfers at the Kinsale Scratch Cup which takes place on Sunday.  The 36 hole event has attracted an impressive line up but there are some slots still available.  Anyone interested in playing should contact Kinsale Golf Club.

Jack Murphy in action for Douglas in the AIG Barton Shield.
Picture: Niall O’Shea