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The Boy’s Interprovincial Championships get underway today in Blarney with the U18 and U14 competitions kicking off the three day festival of golf. Mallow trio Edward Walsh, Adam Boland and Greg Barrett lead a strong Cork line up in the Under 18 championship while Bantry’s Mel Deasy and Douglas’ Zak Collins are in action in the Under 14 competition.
Boys’ Interprovincial Championships, Tuesday, 25 July
U18 INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Ulster v Connacht
Foursomes (Ulster names first)
0745 Reece Black & Jack Madden v Ross Kelly & Liam Power; Kyle Patton & Jordan Logue v Andrew Hickey & Harry Gillivan; Joshua Robinson & Ross Latimer v Allan Hill & David Kitt
1245 Reece Black v Ross Kelly; Kyle Patton v Jack Tuohy; Jordan Logue v Andrew Hickey; Patrick Cunnane v Liam Power; Ross Latimer v Allan Hill; Joshua Continue reading
Mallow’s Adam Boland produced another sub par round today to move into the top five at the Irish Boys Amateur Open. Boland was in fine form with plenty of birdies going in, including two important ones on the 15th and 16th. The birdies were mixed with a few bogies and the only real error of the day happened on the tricky 13th when Boland had a double bogey six. Boland is just four shots off the lead meaning that a win will be a big ask, but another consistent round with a score of par or better should see the Mitchelstown man improve on his current position.
Both Mark Power and John Brady went backwards after rounds of 74 and 77 and the lead is now held by England’s Danny Daniels and Jack Cope. They’re both on -5, two shots ahead of Power.
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Adam Boland continued his good form in Castletroy yesterday. The Mitchelstown man shot a one over par 73 and is still inside the top ten at the halfway stage. It could have been better too for Boland, he had a costly double bogey on the 17th which saw him drop from -2 to level par. Prior to that Boland had rebounded from two early bogies with three birdies to get back under par.
Mallow’s Ed Walsh bounced back from a disappointing opening 80 to shoot 74 in the second round. Walsh has a great chance of making the 54 hole cut, he’s currently 64th but a round that’s close to par or better will help him to get inside the top 50. Sean Leonard and Shane Galvin are just inside the top 100 after shooting rounds of 80 and 79, both are long shots when it comes to qualifying for the final round on Friday.
Rosslare’s John Brady holds the halfway lead on -7 after rounds of 68 and 69. Overnight leader Mark Power shot a level par round and he’s in second place on -5.
IRISH BOYS AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, Castletroy GC, 28 June – Round 2 Scores
137 J Brady (Rosslare), 68, 69
139 M Power (Kilkenny), 67, 72
140 D Daniels (England), 72, 68
141 J Cope (England), 71, 70; A Marshall (Lisburn), 70, 71
143 C Denvir (Elm Park), 75, 68
144 C Larcelet (France), 74, 70; J Hanney (The Island), 73, 71; A Boland (Mallow), 71, 73
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Mallow’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 Continue reading
Mallow’s Edward Walsh finished in the runner-up spot at the Leinster Boys in Headfort today after a three hole play-off. Walsh had a share of the lead going into the final round, he tied with Castle’s Robert Moran on a one under par score of 143. Walsh finished his final round tied with Aaron Marshall, the Lisburn golfer shot a two under par 70 compared with Walsh’s 72. Although he birdied his final three holes yesterday, Walsh shot level par for his back nine today. A three hole play-off followed with the Mallow golfer losing out when Marshall won the second and third play-off holes. Greg Barrett gave Mallow a second place in the top ten, he finished tied for 10th place after a final round 76. Adam Boland also from Mallow finished in a tie for 16th place.
Kinsale’s John Murphy won the Munster Boy’s title in dramatic fashion with two birdies on the final holes to win by one shot. Murphy had a three shot lead going into the final round but a triple bogey on the 8th cut his lead. Fortwilliam’s Hugh O’Hare jumped into the lead after Murphy bogeyed the 15th and 16th. Murphy produced a strong finish however, birdieing the 17th and 18th at Dromoland Castle to capture the title. Murphy finished the championship on -5 after signing for a final round 74. Hugh O’Hare was a shot behind on -4 and Andrew Mulhall (Waterford Castle) was third on -3. Ross Kelly from Tuam Golf Club shot the low round of the day, his 70 saw him finish in the top ten.
Monkstown’s Sean Desmond finished in 8th place, a final round 78 saw him finish on +6. Mark Healy was 24th and Adam Boland had a disappointing final round to finish in 33rd spot. Jack Egan had a final round 78, this will have been agreat learning experience for the young Muskerry player
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Kinsale’s John Murphy opened with an impressive five under par 67 at the Munster Boys in Dromoland Castle. Murphy was one of two golfers to break 70, Hugh O’Hare from Fortwilliam has a to shot lead after carding a seven under par 65.
Mark Healy is just outside the top ten after he signed for a one over par 73, and he’s one shot ahead of Mallow duo Greg Barrett and Adam Boland.
Daniel O’Sullivan (Mallow), Eric Rumley (Kinsale) and Sean Desmond (Monkstown) and Cillian Moloney are all just inside the cut mark and will need to manage their way around Dromoland Castle tomorrow to ensure they stay in the top 50 and make the cut for the final 18 holes on Friday. Darren Hourihan and Continue reading
Mitchelstown’s Adam Boland shot a final round 73 to claim fourth spot in the Irish Under 16 Boys which was held at The Heath.
Boland’s third round was an other improvement on his previous round, beating his second round score by a shot. Although a win was unlikely, Boland was unlucky to drop three shots on the run in, otherwise he could have claimed the runners-up spot. Despite that, Boland still added four birdies in the high-pressure final round. Mallow’s Ed Walsh had a tough start to the final round, he was eight over after nine holes and 10 over after 11 hole in a very uncharacteristic round. He steadied himself on the way hole and parred the final seven holes, he finished in 34th position was the only other Cork golfer to make the cut.
Mitchelstown’s Adam Boland and Mallow’s Ed Walsh have both made the cut in the Irish Boys Under 16 Open Championship at The Heath Golf Club. Walsh and Boland were the only two Cork golfers to be named on the Munster Under 16 team and their good run of form has continued.
Boland is currently in 6th place just three strokes off the lead and has a great chance of pushing on tomorrow. Walsh is just outside the top twenty but is 7 shots off the lead to a win is a big ask for the Mallow golfer.
Among those to miss the cut were Liam Dowling and Roy Whelan (Mallow), Michael Kelly (East Cork), Sean Foley, Eoghan O’Shea and Conor Twomey (Mahon) and David Hanley (Douglas)