Peter O’Keeffe (Pic: Golffile)
Peter O’Keeffe scooped a second national title today, winning the Irish Mid Amateur in Royal Belfast. The Douglas golfer had a wire to wire win following rounds of 68,70 & 71. His winning score of 209 was the only score to break par on the Harry Colt designed course. O’Keeffe jumped into the lead after an opening 68 on Saturday morning, the two under par round had four birdies and one double bogey in the opening round to lead the field by one. He followed that with a level par 70 in the afternoon, again closing with birdies on the 16th and 18th. The 2017 Irish Open winner had a one shot lead going into today’s final round. Rathmore’s Ben Best was one behind but two bogies on the first and second gave Peter a lead of three. O’Keeffe went out in a steady level par, made up of seven pars, one birdie and one birdie. The back nine was even steadier, eight pars and just one bogey on 17th say him sign for a 71. Playing with the two nearest competitors, O’Keeffe knew he was in the lead and closed out the win with ease. Colm Campbell and France’s Christophe DeGrancey were one back on level par for the tournament.
Kinsale’s Kieran McCarthy finished in the top ten, he finished on eight over for 8th place. Mark Collins was one shot back and finished in 11th place. Lee Valley’s Jason Galway was the Continue reading
James Sugrue (Mallow)
After rounds of 67 and 68, James Sugrue is in 5th place at the St Andrew’s Links Trophy in Scotland. It’s another boost for the Mallow man has been on a good run of form. Sugrue won the Castletroy Scratch Cup two weeks ago, before finishing in the top twenty in the Brabazon. Although he is in 5th place, he is eight shots off the lead held by England’s Matty Lamb after a super 63 today. Sugrue had a great run of four birdies in the middle of his round in the home of golf. It was part of a five bogies in six holes starting at the fifth. Sugrue had three birdies on the back nine but bogies on the 15th and 17th before a closing par would see him sign for a four under par 68. Sugrue is the second best placed Irish golfer, he’s one behind Caolan Continue reading
Mark Shanahan and James Sugrue both shot two under par 70’s at Royal Dublin today in the second round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open. Sugrue is now two under for the tournament and he’s just outside the top 10. Around half of the field have completed their second rounds. Castlemartyr’s Mark Shanahan is two shots behind Sugrue. He had a mixed start to his round but he birdied three of the last six holes to get back into the red and he’s on level par after 36 holes. Shanahan is tied for 20th place currently. John Hickey bounced back from his opening 75, he had four birdies and two bogies and signed for a 70 to get back to +1. Cathal Butler shot a second round 74 and he now also sits in 30th place on +1. Ian O’Rourke is currently on +5, he added a 75 to his opening 74 and he’ll need a better score tomorrow to make the 54 hole cut.
Lee Valley winner Colm Campbell from Warrenpoint leads the competition, he shot a second successive 68 to lead by two shots on -8.
Flogas Irish Amateur Open Live Scoring
Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell carded his third consecutive 71 to win the EMC Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup this afternoon. Campbell was the only player to have three scores in the red and his form will no doubt be a boost to his season ahead. Andrew McCormack was second, two shots adrift (215) and Robin Dawson was third on 217. Mallow’s Ian Spillane was the best of the local talent, he took 4th place with the Continue reading
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Pictures from the early play at Lee Valley: Continue reading
Blue skies and sunshine greeted the golfers in Lee Valley this morning for the final round of the EMC Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup. 31 golfers made yesterday’s cut which fell at 152 John Murphy (Kinsale) and Shane Hogan (Nenagh) got Continue reading
Colm Campbell shot a second consecutive one under par 71 to jump from 6th to 1st after the second round of the EMC Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup. Campbell was two over after 10 holes this afternoon but an eagle 3 on the 11th hole brought him back into the fray, and a birdie on the 15th saw him move into the red figures. Andrew McCormack is tied for the lead on two under, he added a level par 72 to his 70 from this morning to stay in pole position.
Gallery: EMC Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup 2016 Day 1
Morning leader Colin Woodroofe had a Continue reading