Murphy happy with Clement Ader Experience

John Murphy of Ireland during the final round

John Murphy during the final round. Alps Tour 2017: Open Golf Clement Ader Paris.  Credit: Tristan Jones

Kinsale’s John Murphy is heading back to Ireland tomorrow after two exciting events in France.  Just over a week ago he was playing in the French Amateur Open and although he dropped a few shot on the final day, that was still good enough to finish in a tie for 20th place.  Murphy had been as high as fifth in the competition before the final round.

After the French Open in Chantilly it was on to Thomas O’Driscoll’s Clement Ader Golf for his first professional competition on the Alps Tour. John was one of several Irish amateurs who were invited to play in the tournament by O’Driscoll.  Murphy was in the top ten after the first round and was the only Irish golfer to make the 36 hole cut.  Murphy added a second 76 in his final round and finished in 33rd place.  Murphy was three under through the first three holes on the final round, but a double on the fourth killed the momentum.  His four over par round saw him drop a few places in the final standings but the US Continue reading


Castlehaven’s O’Driscoll heading for Alps Tour

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Castlehaven born teenager Tommy O’Driscoll is on the verge of turning professional after he secured a full card on the Alps tour in France recently.  It has been a case of steady progression for the 19 year old golfer with strong West Cork links.  In his first visit to the Alps Tour Q school he finished inside the top 100.  Last year he was 65th and two weeks ago he finished in 18th place to earn a full tour card on Continue reading