Day 3 Abandoned at Munster Youths

Munster Youths 2016 Winner

Jack McDonnell (Forrest Little/NUIM) receiving the Munster Youths trophy from John Moloughney, Chariman Munster Golf and Carl Toal, Captain Monkstown Golf Club. to bad weather on the final day. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Despite everyone’s hope that the forecasted weather would pass over Cork, the wind and persistent rain forced organisers to abandon play on Day 3 of the Munster Youths at Monkstown Golf Club.

The rain started around 7.30am and it looked like the golf might be completed in the morning.  47 golfers started at 9am sharp but by 10am greens were starting to flood from the heavy rain.  At 10.30 tournament director Sean O’Leary in consultation with the tournament committee and the Monkstown staff had no alternative but to abandon the third round.  The result was declared on the basis of the results of the first 36 holes.  And so the title went Continue reading

Sugrue leads four Cork golfers in top 20 at Munster Youths

Monkstown Clubhouse

Early morning sunshine burns away the frost from the clubhouse at Monkstown as Day 2 at the Munster Youths gets underway. Picture Niall O’Shea

Mallow’s James Sugrue is the best placed Cork golfer going into the final round of the Munster Youths at Monkstown Golf Club.  The 2014 winner is three shot behind leader Jack McDonnell who shot 73 to finish on -1.  Sugrue is tied for second on +2, Hugh O’Hare from Fortwilliam is also on +2.

Kinsale’s Eric Rumley followed yesterday’s 70 with a 76 and that saw him drop from 3rd to a tie for 12th.  John Murphy is also tied for 12th place, both are seven shots off the lead so at best their chances of winning are marginal.  Cathal Butler is the third of four Kinsale golfers to make the cut, he added a 71 today to his 74 from yesterday, he is now in 6th place but is six strokes off the lead.

Munster Youths Amateur Open Scoring

Adam McSweeney (Douglas) finished in 24th place along with Alan Riordan (Muskerry).  Bandon’s Brian O’Connell was a shot Continue reading

Rumley leads Cork golfers at Munster Youths

Fred Daly Trophy Munster Finals

Eric Rumley

Kinsale’s Eric Rumley led the Cork golfers in action today at the Munster Youths in Monkstown Golf Club.  Rumley shot a level par 70 to finish in a tie for third place, and his round was even more impressive when he had to contend with the worst of the weather.

Rumley had a challenging start, he was three over after nine following bogies on the 3rd, 6th and 8th holes.  He bounced back with birdies on the 10th and 11th, and he eagled the par five 15th hole.  A bogey on the closing hole brought him back to level par for his round, but it was still a very impressive round given Continue reading

Butler Shoots -3 Par 69 for 6th Place in Connacht Boys

Kinsale's Cathal Butler

Kinsale’s Cathal Butler in Fred Daly action recently

Kinsale’s Cathal shot the low round of the day to climb the leaderboard in the Connacht Boys Amateur Open in Roscommon.  Butler carded a three under par 69 which included
six birdies.  He finished in 6th place on +3 for his three rounds.

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John Murphy also sneaked inside the top ten, he had a final round 73 to finish on +4.  Overnight leader Marc McKinstry shot a final round 70 to extend his six shot lead to a final winning margin of eight shots. Continue reading

Sean Desmond in Top 10 at Irish Boys

Monkstown’s Sean Desmond shot a one under par 71 in the second round of the Irish Boys to climb into the top 10.  Tuam Golf Club is the venue for the 72 hole competition and Desmond carded five birdies in his round today.  He was three under through the 13th hole but he gave back two shots with bogeys on the 14th and 15th.  A 36 hole total of 145 (+1) see’s the Monkstown golfer in a tie for 7th place. Continue reading