Teenager Leonard claims Ford Junior Scratch Trophy

Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy 2016

Sean Leonard discussing options with Clem Leonard.  Pic: Niall O’Shea

Mitchelstown teenager Sean Leonard won the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy in Muskerry this afternoon, completing Cork’s toughest test in golf.  Leonard won all six of his matchplay games over the past three days to win the famous trophy.

Round by Round Results

This morning he beat Muskerry’s Michael O’Callaghan and this afternoon he beat another Muskerry man, Bernard Twomey.  Leonard had a good start, going three up after 8 holes, but Twomey cut the deficit to just one hole by the time they had reaches the 13th tee.  Leonard hit back with some very impressive golf, and won the next three holes to close out the match on the 14th, winning on a scoreline of 4&3.

Gallery: Ford Junior Scratch Trophy Semi-Finals

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Down to final 8 golfers in Muskerry

The Round of 16 was completed this morning and only 8 golfers remain in the hunt for the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy.  There were several more tight matches with three of the eight matches going to the 19th.  Muskerry have two golfers left in the competition and Cork are guaranteed a semi-finalist as Jack O’Flynn faces Kevin O’Connell.

Ford Junior Scratch Trophy Quarter Finals:
Bernard Twomey (Muskerry) v Kevin Byrne (East Cork)
Jack O’Flynn (Cork) v Kevin O’Connell (Cork)
Sean Leonard (Monkstown) v Jack Heffernan (Doneraile)
Michael O’Callaghan (Muskerry) v Desmond O’Regan (Mahon)

Round 3 Results:

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