Peter O’Keeffe was the latest winner in the Cork Senior Cup Alliance. The Douglas golfer shot a winning three under par score in Cork Golf Club on Saturday to win the third event of the series. Starting on the 15th hole, O’Keeffe got off to a fast start with a birdie on the par four. He added another on the 2nd but gave that back on the short third hole. He picked up another two birdies including one on the 12th hole on the way back to finishing the 15 hole competition.
Jack Murphy and Paddy Quill were just one shot off the lead, with Karl Bornemann and James Walsh also finishing in the red on one under. Eoghan Ling, Morgan Cain and Tom Tupper signed for level par. In total 26 golfers played which is a great result considering the recent weather. It’s hoped to schedule the last of the four events in Douglas before the end of December.
Sean Desmond made the most of home advantage in Monkstown on Saturday, he shot one under in testing conditions to win the second senior cup alliance event. Desmond produced a great display of golf to finish one under and one shot ahead of the field of over 30 golfers.
Desmond eagled the par four fourth hole and followed that with a birdie on the fifth which was playing really hard in the cold wet conditions. He did give tow shots back to the course on 6th and 8th, but he played very steady golf on the way back to finish as the only player under par.
Muskerry’s Stephen Riordan finished in second place on level par, he’s just back from the Faldo Series Grand Final in Dubai and the warm weather practice is still paying dividends for him. Jack Murphy from Douglas took third place with a two over par 60 and Conor McDowell and Robbie Walsh were next best on 61.
This was the second event in the series, James Walsh was the winner on Muskerry last month. The competition for members of Cork, Douglas, Monkstown and Muskerry was created to keep a competitive aspect for inter-club players through the winter months. The next event is scheduled for Cork Golf Club on Saturday 3rd December.
Cork Senior Cup Alliance (Monkstown)
1 Sean Desmond (Monkstown) 57
2 Stephen Riordan (Muskerry) 58
3 Jack Murphy (Douglas) 60
4 Conor McDowell (Monkstown) 61
5 Robbie Walsh (Douglas) 61
Douglas golfer James Walsh wins first Senior Cup Golf Alliance Event in Muskerry
Autumn made its presence felt at the weekend for the first time in many months heavy rain on Friday cause the closure of several golf courses, and the rain on Sunday meant that many courses were much quieter than usual. Rain didn’t stop play for Cork’s newest competition, on Sunday Muskerry Golf Club hosted the Cork Senior Cup Alliance which saw over 20 golfers compete in an 18 hole singles competition. The competition for members of Cork, Douglas, Monkstown and Muskerry was created to keep a competitive aspect for inter-club players through the winter months.
This is the first winter alliance to be held in Cork for over a decade and while the first four events are scheduled the organisers are hopeful to extend it to other clubs and two more events and venues. James Walsh from Douglas what is the winner on Sunday, the 17-year-old what is the only Continue reading