Castletroy Golf Club has announced details of this year’s Senior Scratch Cup, which is, once again kindly and generously sponsored by Bank of Ireland. The competition takes place on Saturday, May 25th. First competed for in 1948, the Castletroy trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious scratch cups in the country and attracts the cream of Munster golf and some of Ireland’s best amateur golfers each year. As a Munster Golf OOM tournament, results in the Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup are included in the selection criteria for the Munster Interprovincial team. The course, currently ranked in the top 100 in Ireland and measuring almost 7,000 yards off the back tees, consistently offers a stiff challenge to any player on the senior scratch cup circuit. Last year’s edition was no different with a very impressive fourteen plus handicapped golfers and ten scratch golfers in Continue reading
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
145 J Hearn (Tramore), Continue reading
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There was no joy for Mallow or Blarney today as both lost out to Castletroy in the Irish Junior Foursomes. Blarney took Castletroy all the way to the 18th green before losing out to the Limerick side. Blarney were five down before the turn and narrowed the deficit to 2 holes on the 11th. Castletroy stretched their lead again through the back nine but Blarney weren’t finished and took the match all they way to the 18th green. Castletroy just needed a half and Blarney’s delicate chip for birdie got close but didn’t go in meaning Castletroy Continue reading
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No less than 14 Cork golfers will be aiming to win the Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup tomorrow. Gary O’Flaherty is a golfer on form, as is James Sugrue, Mark Shanahan and Ian Spillane. The Bank of Ireland sponsored event takes place at the picturesque course on the northside of the city and Continue reading